The beautiful Le Roi Bench was created by the design team of Kristian Sofus Hansen and Tommy Hyldahl for the firm Norr 11.
Hansen, a graduate of the Danish Institute of Fine Arts, and Hyldahl have been collaborating since 2015, and their designs are notable for marrying the aesthetics of modernist Scandinavian minimalism to the simplicity and detailing of French colonial design. With both designers having studied and travelled widely in the far east, and their designs have garnered acclaim for the freshness of their approach.
This aesthetic is fully realised in the Le Roi Bench, where a solid oak frame is combined with a wicker rattan seat and a fine mesh which offsets the solidity of the frame. The bench, like all products in the Le Roi series, is a modern reinterpretation of French colonial rattan furniture which also makes the most of more contemporary Scandinavian design archetypes. The clean and simple lines of the 120 x 42 x 35 bench would work well in a modern, minimal design scheme, but the classic natural tones of the materials mean it could fit seamlessly with more traditional styles, either as a bench or occasional table.