Solid trio

David Chipperfield entwirft und denkt dann an e15

Mar 29, 2015
Photos © Ingmar Kurth

Ursprünglich hat der Großmeister sie für ein Landhaus in Buckinghamshire entworfen. Nun bringt e15 Bank, Tisch und Hocker aus Nussbaum oder Eiche in Serie heraus.

The no-frills bench, stool and table are edgy and pragmatic. Hard to imagine that they stem from the Master’s hand and were manufactured from solid wood by one of the most select workshops in Germany. But this is the case: David Chipperfield and e15 have joined forces.

And then this trio hit the streets: No major razzmatazz, more a background buzz. With a central strut that shows they are from one and the same family. With a slight overhang where the seat and top are concerned. With slightly angled legs, ensuring the group not only seems urban but also a little rustic – incidentally, David Chipperfield grew up on a farm.

The table is called “Fayland” and will be available in four sizes, with lengths ranging from 2.10 to 3.70 meters. The “Fawley” bench comes in lengths of 1.40m to 2.50m. And then there’s the “Lengley” stool to complete the trio. The solid wood for all three comes from Europe. You can choose between walnut and oiled oak, with a white stain or black lacquer.

Chipperfield originally designed the furniture for the “Fayland” country home in Buckinghamshire, UK, which, as flat as it is wide, with its plain whitewashed bricks, blends well with the Chiltern Hills. And then the architect decided to use them differently, to have them go into series production – and approached e15. Of course. Who else? (mm)

e15 Showroom
Via Tortona 34

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
April 14-19, 2015
Milan, Rho trade-fair complex
Hall 16, booth E53