Kutu Log Bench

Claesson Koivisto Rune 2011

Originally designed for Gallery Orsta in Sweden, the Kutu log bench shape follows the iconic shape of the Gallery Orsta building in Kumla Sweden, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune.

When approached by the design trio, Mabeo took up the offer to handcraft the bench out of a solid log to create a piece that would be used as a bench in the gallery spaces. The result was compelling enough for the benches to become part of the Mabeo collection.

The bench is ideal for reception areas and pause areas, and can also be used as outdoor seating. The Kutu is hand carved from sustainable harvested wood by Mabeo craftsmen through a labour intensive process. The cracks that develop over time further add to the interesting contrast between the richness of the material and the simplicity of the overall form.