Kalahari Bench

Claesson Koivisto Rune 2011

The Kalahari bench is representative of a bench in its most essential of forms. It is comprised of a top and legs with no other components. A softer, lighter and elegant treatment to this otherwise very brutal and basic of benches has been very successfully achieved by the designers, Claesson Koivisto Rune. This has been done primarily through skilful proportioning and careful application of curves to the overall design.

Despite its light appearance however, the Kalahari table remains true to its sturdy roots. It is constructed from a solid, thick top, with thick solid legs. An additional interesting feature is the round, end wood grain shape of the leg that is visible on the table top.

The Kalahari bench ships flat as the legs are removable. Use of a robust bolt mechanism allows for tool free assembly, while adding to the rigidity. The bench also has optional bench top cabinets that have the Kalahari herringbone pattern applied on the doors or drawer fronts. The Kalahari series of tables is available in various sizes to suit different environments and uses. It can work as a bench, a display platform, or as part of a living room system. Custom made sizes can also be made to order. The benches are expertly handmade from sustainable hardwoods by the craftsmen and women of Mabeo in Botswana.