’Åkande’ means Water Lily in Danish and is a furniture series designed by Jonas Lyndby Jensen, former winner of the Finn Juhl Prize. The series, which counts two stools, one side table, and a desk, is characterized by its irresistible detailing around the edges, reminiscent of a single leaf from a Water Lily. This feature strives to soften the appearance of the hard wood and give the design a living and organic shape. In order to achieve this result, wood as the sole material plays a crucial role, as artificial materials would never allow for the same degree of tactility, warmth and sensuousness. The stool with four legs and the desk are available in solid oak. The stool with three legs and the side table are available in both solid oak and solid walnut.
Jonas Lyndby Jensen tells about the inspiration for the Åkande Series:
“One of the early images that popped into my mind when designing the series was the leaf of a Water Lily. My dad used to swim in lakes and pick Water Lilies. However, the association in my mind was not to the flower, but rather the round, flat leaf with the protruding collar. The flower of a Water Lily is the star of the lake, and the leaf serves to support it. In similar fashion, I humbly perceive my line of designs as a supplement to those of my idol, Finn Juhl.”
Design: Jonas Lyndby Jensen
Materials: Solid oak
Dimensions: L 60 cm x W 40 cm x H 46 cm
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