VERA & KYTE

DWELL BENCH

MATERIALS: Stained solid wood and lacquered steel

DIMENSIONS: 240"h x 532"w x 126"d, seat 181"h

 

The Dwell bench is inspired by the Shakers' ideological approach to design, making their furniture a physical expression of their guiding principles. The ideals of order, union and purity are reflected in balance, scale and simplicity. Balance in the form of symmetry, scale with sensibility to the users and surroundings to which it relates, simplicity in form and honest use of materials. The rational construction, functionality and lines of the Dwell bench are a tribute to these timeless values.

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BEAT IT - CARPET BEATER

MATERIALS: Stained solid wood and lacquered steel

DIMENSIONS: 264"h x 98"w

 

‘Beat it’ is a contemporary interpretation of the original carpet beaters made by the American Shakers in the 19th Century. The Shakers believed in “That which has in itself the highest use possess the greatest beauty." This philosophy highlights the beauty in commonly overlooked everyday objects. With ‘Beat it’ the aesthetic value of a useful, and simple tool can be brought into the modern home.

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DESIGNER PROFILE  

COMPANY / Vera & Kyte

DESIGNERS / Vera Kleppe & Åshild Kyte

LOCATION / Bergen, Norway

WEBSITE/ VERA-KYTE.COM

Vera & Kyte is a scandinavian design studio based on Norway’s west coast, comprising Vera Kleppe and Åshild Kyte. The studio was established in 2013 after graduating from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Since then their work has been exhibited, and acclaimed, internationally. Their work is characterised by an analytical approach, and a shared enthusiasm for exploring new materials, methods and aesthetics. Drivenby curiosity and passion they work within the fields of furniture, product and graphic design.