Skagerak Vent Bench
With its slim, black steel frame and classical seat of braided paper cord, the Vent Bench has an organic look that will easily complement both modern and traditional interiors. ‘Vent’ means ‘wait’ in Danish – and the bench was originally designed to offer people a seat at Museums while observing and enjoying the artworks. The seat is hand-made in collaboration with the Danish socio-economic company ‘Blindes Arbejde’ which employs visually impaired people in the manufacturing of traditional, handcrafted design.
Steel / Black
WxDxH: 85x32,5x44 cm / Seat H: 43 cm
Fulfilled by Skagerak
Ships to the Continental US Only
Please note: Skagerak does not accept returns
About the Designer / Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm
With a Swedish mother and Danish father Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm shows her Nordic roots in her designs through a minimalistic approach and strong combinations of materials like wood, leather and wool. Function is her starting point and dictates the idiom of her beautiful designs.
MATERIAL AND CARE
Proper usage and maintenance
Proper usage and maintenance is vital for getting the most out of the valuable resources we have. Our designs are made to last for generations, but just like everything else, they need a little care to get there.
Steel is not only a timeless and sturdy material – it is also easy to maintain. The material strength enables designs with thin profiles and various forms and patterns. To ensure a smooth, even finish on the surface, the steel has been spray painted.
Use soapy water and wipe with a dry cloth.
Although sturdy and resistant, painted steel is not invincible and scratches in the coating can appear.
Paper cord is a natural, long-lasting and comfortable type of material. The weaving is a time-consuming process carried out by hand – ensuring the best results and durability.
Vent Stool is produced in collaboration with the Danish company “Blindes Arbejde” (Work by the blind) – a socio-economic business employing and empowering blind and visually impaired individuals.
Red wine, jam, fruit juice and other foods with strong colour may cause discolouring of paper cord if spilled. In case you stain the seat, we recommend to use a damp cloth to clean it off immediately after spilling. Make sure you don’t rub the liquid further into the paper; simply blot the stained area with the cloth. Do not apply harsh cleaners as it might harm the material unnecessarily.
Paper cord requires little to no maintenance due to its natural and strong features, but it is not totally unbeatable. New jeans and other strongly dyed textiles might discoulour the material. Over time, the paper cord will gradually take on a beautiful, darker patina.