A whole pine log runs through the centre of the AA Bench, sandwiched between a seat and an inverted V form. The bench is a blunt and honest presentation of its raw material: pine sections are unpretentiously stacked as though in a timber yard. And yet joining together these hefty elements requires substantial carpentry skill. Exploring material connections is a preoccupation in Kwangho Lee’s work. Here, he has turned that attention into a design that is both brutal and direct, yet delicate and reserved too.
Made in Finland of Finnish pine.
All Vaarnii products are locally made by a small number of expert Finnish makers. All pine wood is harvested from sustainably managed Finnish forests, PEFC certified and slow grown.
Pine is very characterful material. As a result of the naturally occurring oils and resins, pine will change colour as it ages. Heartwood and sapwood will start aging at a different speed resulting in gorgeous stripy patterns. The color will gradually even out and mature to a beautiful honey tone over the course of years.
Although our pine wood is the hardest soft wood you can find, it will dent and scratch over time. We ask you to embrace these characterful signs of aging.
Our raw material is hand selected for maximum quality. Because of the nature of wood, each product has a unique grain, colour, and pattern.