David Chipperfield creates simple furniture from wooden planks

Milan 2015: British architect David Chipperfield has designed a solid wood table, bench and stool for German furniture brand e15 (+ slideshow).

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

The furniture collection, launched to coincide with e15's 20th anniversary, comprises the Fayland table, the Fawley bench and the Langley stool.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

All three items are made from flat planks of European oak or walnut, with horizontal tops supported by legs angled slightly outward at each end.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

Vertical wooden sections are used perpendicular to the horizontal surfaces to brace the furniture pieces.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

David Chipperfield's studio developed the table from a previous design for use at its own Berlin workspace in a former piano factory in Mitte.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

"The initial idea for the Fayland table came from a private project in a rural setting in England," David Chipperfield's office told Dezeen. "We adopted the idea for our showroom in Berlin and then further developed it into a family of products in collaboration with e15."

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

Designed to be used as a dining table or work table, Fayland is available in four different lengths. It comes in oak finished with oil, black stain and lacquer, or white pigment and wax, as well as in oiled walnut.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

The Fawley bench measures 140 centimetres in length and was created for use alongside the table or as a standalone seat in public or private spaces.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

The Langley stool can be used for seating, or alternatively as a small side table in bedrooms, bathrooms or living rooms. Both the stool and the bench are available in the same wood finishes as the table.



David Chipperfield furniture for e15

"With long standing and mutual admiration over the years, e15 is proud to celebrate its twentieth year with this special collaboration that originated from the shared appreciation of timeless, consistent design and a comprehensive approach to diverse cultures and environments," said a statement from the brand, which will present the products at the Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan next month.

David Chipperfield furniture for e15

Other recent projects by Chipperfield's studios include a Bally store based on a 1920s Marcel Breuer interior for the brand, and an installation of 144 tree trunks in the Mies van der Rohe-designed Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, which the firm is currently renovating.