[ADVERTISEMENT – THIS POST IS IN COLLABORATION WITH TAKT, BUT ALL WORDS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.]
At the end of a podcast I listened to recently, the presenter asked, “Is Danish design entering a new Golden Age?” Well, if like me you’re a fan of furniture makers TAKT your answer will be a resounding “yes”.
Since my chat with founder and CEO, Henrik Taudorf Lorensen back in 2020, TAKT have become best known for pieces like their multi-award-winning Soft Lounge Chair, but what for me makes TAKT different from many other well-known Danish names is their innovative approach.
Yes, the same long-held design traditions and material qualities that were first pioneered in the 1940s and 1950s by the likes of Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen and Finn Juhl still very much apply; but at TAKT, modern-day values such as responsibility, sustainability and accessibility are also of equal importance too.
When choosing a TAKT product, you are quite simply investing in something much bigger than just another pretty piece of furniture. B-Corp accredited, TAKT are ranked in the top 5% of ‘Best for the World’ businesses.
Everything TAKT produces is made from FSC certified wood and is EU Ecolabel classified. They have mapped the entire CO2e impact of every product, from basic materials to production, shipping and daily use, so you can clearly see the composition of its climate footprint. And if that wasn’t enough, at the end of your product’s lifetime, every piece of it has been designed to be fully recycled or replaced.
These same extraordinary principles are also true of the two new pieces they have recently launched with Bornholm based design duo Depping & Jørgensen.
Firstly, the Arc Dining Table which echoes the same visual language as its sister product, the Arc Chair. Designed to withstand the changing needs of daily life, thanks to its extendable panels, this beautiful oak and beech table can quickly transform itself from workspace, to dining space through to a place to play.
Meanwhile the Curve Coat Rack encourages us all to leave our distractions at the door. With a nod to the classic Shaker-style, it not only holds coats and bags, but thanks to its optional shelf, electronic devices too: allowing us all to disconnect from the digital world around us as soon as we get home. Available in three sizes, the Curve Coat Rack also comes in a natural matt oak, black-blue or Japan red finish.
TAKT are on a mission to rethink the way we design, build and sell furniture and given the growing challenges we are all currently facing, a mission I believe many more of us need to support.
To find out more about TAKT and their two new pieces, visit their website.
Images 1 – 4 by Nicola Capper with the product featured kindly gifted, all other images are courtesy of TAKT.
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