September 29, 2023


A Home Grown Success

Benchmark unveils wooden office household furniture assortment

Benchmark unveils picket business office furniture assortment

Operating in collaboration with AHEC, Benchmark developed a new assortment of wooden business furniture 

Benchmark offers a new series of household furniture for the place of work, growing its Victoria place of work desk into a thoroughly-fledged selection in strong wooden. Introduced throughout Clerkenwell Style 7 days 2022 at St James’ Crypt (24-26 Might 2022), the exhibition also marks the official launch of Pascal Hien’s Migo stool, initially unveiled as portion of Wallpaper and AHEC’s Identified initiative in 2021.

The Victoria selection was born as a reaction to 3 important worries facing present-day furniture makers: switching workspaces, an urgent need for sustainable and carbon-productive home furniture manufacturing, and a vital breakdown in hardwood source throughout Europe. Created of stable timber, the assortment comprises a modular workbench system, a folding meeting desk, a sit-stand desk (also a wonderful possibility if you’re seeking for house business desks), a credenza, planter and stop-of-desk storage, all conceived by Benchmark’s staff with a contemporary, dynamic workspace in mind. 

Victoria credenza in American pink oak

In specific, the use of organic resources is a rarity in office environment household furniture, and the team have designed the Victoria selection with the aim of connecting with mother nature and strengthening temper and wellbeing of consumers. 

Benchmark labored intently with extensive-time period collaborator AHEC, to develop the assortment from American purple oak, a sustainable, renewable timber that makes up around 40% of North America’s hardwood forests still is largely underused its use in furnishings production actively benefits biodiversity. Additionally, Benchmark also utilized British ash, an additional historically undervalued timber. The collection’s home furnishings is built from trees felled thanks to ash-dieback, whose wood can even now be utilised for production therefore unlocking the trees’ carbon storage likely.

Victoria Sit-Stand Desk in British-developed ash

Says Benchmark co-founder, Sean Sutcliffe: ‘underpinning rational and flexible layouts, the hallmark Benchmark craftsmanship and the beautiful reliable American oak and British ash, is a story about carbon seize, about the high-quality of the air we breathe, about character and biodiversity and about the wellness and wellbeing of those people that use our furnishings.’ §

Victoria Storage Planter in American purple oak

Detail of the Victoria modular workbench in American crimson oak