Warm Nordic launches 1950s-inspired Rúna table featuring discreet drawer
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

Warm Nordic launches 1950s-inspired Rúna table featuring discreet drawer

Danish designer Isabel Ahm has designed a wooden table for mid-century-focused brand Warm Nordic, featuring trumpet-shaped legs and a concealed drawer.

Called Rúna, the solid wood table come in two sizes, and is available in a range of warm-hued woods such as smoked oak, teak and walnut.

Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

It features a tabletop with a thick, gently curved underside, supported by four tapered legs. Tucked underneath the tabletop is the small and discreet drawer, which could be used for keeping office supplies, paper and letters, or place mats and napkins.

Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

Like all of Warm Nordic's new products, the table's form is based on the wooden furniture of the 1950s. But the brand says the design is also inspired by the "secretive ambience and poetry found in the Nordic forests at dusk".

"Rúna means a mix of whispering, advice and secrecy in Old Norse," explained the brand. "The design is reminiscent of the past, not least the classic aesthetics and love of wood of the 1950s."

"With Rúna, Isabel Ahm also addresses a current – and future – need to surround ourselves with high-quality and highly functionalist expressive furniture," it added.

Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

Launched earlier this year at Stockholm Furniture Fair, Warm Nordic was set up to give "a second chance" to designs that were popular in Nordic countries, but which were less well known around the world.

The Danish brand's inaugural collection featured a range of both classic and contemporary products.

Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic

Warm Nordic is one of several Scandinavian brands that have been reviving pieces from the past. Also founded this year, PH Furniture was set up specifically to produce furniture pieces from Poul Henningsen's drawings, which manufacturers were never able to make during his lifetime.

Meanwhile Fjordfiesta, also launched during Stockholm Furniture Fair, is a young brand set up to make the designs of Norwegian designer Hans Brattrud relevant to a new generation.

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Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic
Rúna by Isabel Ahm for Warm Nordic