This was a recent speculative piece exploring the concept of multifunctional furniture.  We like the idea that a piece of furniture can not only be beautiful but can fulfil more than one purpose.



The table-settle was based on the idea of a “monks bench” (sometimes known as a “hutch table” in the US) which is usually a table top set onto a chest in such a way that when the table is not in use, the top pivots to a vertical position and becomes the back of the settle.  This configuration allowed easy access to the chest lid which traditionally formed the seat of the piece.

Deciding to make this idea a little more contemporary we replaced the chest with two soft close drawers and fronted these with a interlocking wave pattern that wraps around sides to make it pleasing to the eye.


The construction is primarily of solid “Pippy” or “Cats Paw” Oak with Sycamore used for the drawer bottoms. The drawer fronts and side panels were lightly fumed to add a subtle contrast to the rest of the piece and the pale Sycamore drawer bottoms were laser engraved with a wave pattern to echo that of the drawer fronts

In this case the transition of this table-settle from side table to occasional seat makes it perfect for its new owners entrance hall.


If you would like something similar made for you the please contact us to discuss.