inspired by the past; looking towards the future

an examination bench which maximises time spent with a patient

the brief

to create an enduring piece of furniture
which reduces the amount of time a doctor has to turn her back on a patient

The ideas

​shibui – stringent, strict, sparse
wabi – quiet, solitary and serene
sabi – rusty, antique and patinated

The materials

all of our furniture is manufactured from sustainably-grown timbers
this particular piece was originally constructed from c-c grade shutterply

The solution

by placing the drawers and cupboards below the examination bench
– as opposed to against an adjacent wall –
we not only minimise any wasted storage volume,
but also allow for very easy access to medical instruments while maintaining proximity with the patient

Closing thoughts

furniture should always be architecture on a smaller scale