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EVENTS

DIRECTORY

THE DISTRICT

IDDMENU

POP-UP STUDIO

BENCH
STUDIO

WHEN
18—26 SEP 21
10.00—18.00
WHERE
Islington Square
116 Upper St, London N1 1AB

Throughout the week, we will be drawing, designing and tinkering at a table that we built for the festival, inviting visitors to see how we work. We will show photographs of our spatial work in situ alongside the drawings they were conceived from. Pieces from our pebble collection will also be available on sale.

BENCH STUDIO
benchstudio.co.uk
@bench.studio

To lift the lid on how each of our pieces is produced, we are inviting visitors to see us working from the sketch-in-a-notebook stage.

We had always dreamt of making stand-alone furniture and, because of the pandemic, finally found ourselves with the time to do so. The resulting Collection – which will be showcased at the festival – includes chopping boards, stools, coffee tables, dining tables, shelving and mirrors that are all made of ash, walnut or oak.

Each product is completely unique, with different patterns coming through the wood depending on the natural variations in the grain. As we sculpt many of our products, the shape of each one takes its own spontaneous form.

We would also like to use the festival as an opportunity to exchange ideas with other makers and designers, find inspiration and potentially even form new collaborations.