‘TAKT”s breakthrough proposition is high-quality Danish dsign made from sustainable materials and sold direct to consumers at a fair and accessible price.’
Just shy of its first anniversary, Danish furniture brand TAKT are known for their timeless Scandinavian aesthetic and sustainable business model. Collaborating with one of Denmark’s leading designers, Cecilie Manz, the brand has released the beautifully crafted wooden coffee table titled Plint. Evoking elegance, craftsmanship and a new sense of functionality, Manz’s first design for the furniture brand embodies ‘TAKT’s characteristic material focus on sustainable woods, timeless Scandinavian simplicity, easy assembly and attention to detail.’
The vegetable-tanned leather hinges and simple self-assembly mechanism fall in line with minimalistic design that defines the quintessential Scandinavian aesthetic. As TAKT’s Founder and CEO Henrik Taudorf Lorensen asserted, ‘We subscribe to classic Danish design virtues: a focus on functionality, honest and natural materials, reduced ornamentation while still retaining personality. Cecilie Maz has this amazing touch to her designs – a pared-back aesthetic that doesn’t shout but has this strong personality, presence and atmosphere.’
Developed initially for the highly regarded Danish Cabinetmakers’ Autumn Exhibition as a prototype, the design has since undergone further iterations, ensuring the final product meets TAKT’s rigorous production standards as well as their core belief of eco-design.
A multiple award-winning industrial designer, Manz has worked with other leading names in the product design and contemporary furniture industries and joins the likes of Pearson Lloyd, Thomas Bentzen and Rasmus Palmgren in TAKT’s carefully selected handful of designers that produce ‘Danish design with a global outlook.’
Plint celebrates honest materiality by being crafted from two principal materials, those being wood and leather. Every material used carries with it a sustainable and honest approach; from the Plint that is made using high-quality hides that are produced using a chrome-free tanning process, to the leather sourced from one of the few tanning houses in Sweden which still practises environmentally conscious vegetable tanning.
Offering three variations of wood, including Oregon Pine, Kalmar Pine and Oak, each results in its own distinguished aesthetic effect. As with every piece of furniture produced by or in collaboration with TAKT, Plint was awarded the EU flower mark, acknowledging an end-to-end commitment to sustainability in material sourcing, recyclability, transportation and production.