Public, Leisure or office furniture
Winner: Poise Collection by Box Clever
Photo: Mark Serr
The Poise Collection consists of a table, a bench and a stool. The Poise table's softly contoured edges and slim silhouette lend it an almost buoyant quality that makes it equally at home in a residential setting or the boardroom. The three panels of the tabletop barely touch, and all rest on a pair of delicately tapered fins. Despite the impression of weightlessness, Poise's materials could hardly be more earthbound: it is handmade in wood and marble. The table's centre panel, available in either wood or stone, is removable, offering two options for length. Poise table comes in ash, walnut, and white oak in a number of stains, and Calacatta Oro and Carrara marbles. The timber Poise bench features the same sleek, almost hydrodynamic, profile as the table. The bench seat is a single, hand-contoured piece of wood sitting atop two trim fins as legs. All the soft rectangular forms are pleasing to the eye and invites being touched, as well as being comfortable. Poise bench comes in two lengths, and is also available in ash, walnut, and white oak, in a variety of stains. The Poise stool, available in the same wood options as the bench, is made of three contoured squares - one as the seat, the other two arranged in an x-formation as the base - to be simple and endlessly versatile.
The judges said:
'I like the shapes and materials of this collection'
'It is well considered and seems beautifully made'