In an attempt to ‘bridge the gap between high-design and flatpack furniture’, the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love have developed this series of semiflat-packable furniture in collaboration with a new Scandinavian brand, One Nordic Furniture Company. Named after the Japanese slang word for ‘convenient’ as well as the Finnish tradition of bentwood, the pared-down design of ‘Bento’ features characteristic broad legs and both of the products; the chair as well as the table (available in three different sizes), can be easily assembled in few steps, with no need of additional tools or manuals. The collection will be launched during next week’s Stockholm Design Week 2012 (6 – 12 February) at ‘Form Us With Friends’ exhibition at The Swedish Museum of Architecture.
More about the series:
‘The Bento chair for One Nordic Furniture Company combines the playfulness of mechanical toys and the functionality of Japanese lunch boxes. The broad legs are a wink at the tradition of bending wood, but at the same time it’s a bit bold. All Bento products are shipped in semi-flat boxes in order to ease global transportation and save storage space. ‘
‘The Bento table is the second product in the Bento series. The table will be available in three sizes, dinner table, kitchen table and coffee table. The legs can be detached and reattached in just a few seconds, which makes the table easy to transport and carry. No bolts or screws, just a belt buckle mechanism that puts the legs in place.
‘The first edition of the Bento chair and table will be numbered and signed by the designers. 100 black chairs and 50 black sofa tables are available for preordering at www.onenordic.com‘