John Pawson’s minimal oak furniture sits on chunky trestle legs

John Pawson has applied his pared-back architectural style to a range of furniture with trestle-style supports. Renowned for his minimal building designs, Pawson has previously completed a church in Germany illuminated by softly diffused daylight and designed a black brick holiday home for Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture series. Designed for Spanish brand Viccarbe, the collection by British designer   John Pawson   includes a bench and table with inverted V-shaped frames – known as trestles – that give their name to the range. “The design of the table and bench for Viccarbe sets a refined horizontal plane above graphically spare supports, echoing medieval functional arrangements of loose boards laid across trestles,” said Pawson, who is currently overseeing construction work on London’s new Design Museum. “The simplicity of line, junction, geometry, rhythm, surface and proportion means that the primary experience is of the beauty of the unadorned oak.”
Available either smooth or quilted, the upholstered seats can be paired with a wall-mounted backrest for use in waiting rooms and restaurants. He joins a large number of well-known architects that have recently undertaken furniture projects, including Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid.

Updated: 28.11.2014 — 18:51