June 24, 2022

Benchmark unveils wooden business office home furnishings collection

Operating in collaboration with AHEC, Benchmark created a new collection of picket place of work furniture 

Benchmark offers a new sequence of home furnishings for the business office, growing its Victoria place of work desk into a totally-fledged assortment in solid wood. Introduced during Clerkenwell Style Week 2022 at St James’ Crypt (24-26 May perhaps 2022), the exhibition also marks the official launch of Pascal Hien’s Migo stool, initially unveiled as section of Wallpaper and AHEC’s Found out initiative in 2021.

The Victoria assortment was born as a response to three vital issues going through present-day home furniture makers: modifying workspaces, an urgent need to have for sustainable and carbon-economical household furniture manufacturing, and a vital breakdown in hardwood supply throughout Europe. Manufactured of solid timber, the selection comprises a modular workbench program, a folding conference desk, a sit-stand desk (also a great option if you’re searching for household place of work desks), a credenza, planter and close-of-desk storage, all conceived by Benchmark’s crew with a present day, dynamic workspace in thoughts. 

Victoria credenza in American purple oak

In individual, the use of organic elements is a rarity in business office home furnishings, and the group have produced the Victoria collection with the aim of connecting with nature and improving upon mood and wellbeing of customers. 

Benchmark labored intently with lengthy-phrase collaborator AHEC, to develop the assortment from American pink oak, a sustainable, renewable timber that tends to make up about 40% of North America’s hardwood forests nonetheless is mainly underused its use in home furnishings production actively benefits biodiversity. Additionally, Benchmark also utilized British ash, a further historically undervalued timber. The collection’s household furniture is made from trees felled owing to ash-dieback, whose wooden can still be used for manufacturing hence unlocking the trees’ carbon storage possible.

Victoria Sit-Stand Desk in British-grown ash

Says Benchmark co-founder, Sean Sutcliffe: ‘underpinning rational and adaptable styles, the hallmark Benchmark craftsmanship and the lovely good American oak and British ash, is a story about carbon seize, about the top quality of the air we breathe, about mother nature and biodiversity and about the overall health and wellbeing of individuals that use our home furniture.’ §

Victoria Storage Planter in American pink oak

Depth of the Victoria modular workbench in American pink oak