STAKIT (Fence) is a piece of seating furniture in spray-painted ash wood, made in a simple design with an emphasis on quality. It challenges the familiar icon from residential streets and allotment gardens where the fence defines a boundary. STAKIT is not intended as a means for division but instead as a place to get together – an invitation to sit down on the same side, to sit on the grass, in the park, or anywhere else that seems appealing. The dimensions of STAKIT: 465 x 467 x3 42 mm.
Thomas Bentzen and Peter Johansen
Thomas Bentzen b. 1969, Danish Designer
Peter Johansen b. 1974, Norwegian Furniture Designer
Both designers graduated from Danmarks Designskole, Bentzen in 2003 and Johansen in 2004. Both are members of the Danish design group Remove, which was founded in 2002. The group works within the cross-field of industrial, aesthetic and experimental design. Bentzen and Johansen have both previously been included in Crafts Collection, Bentzen in 2006 with Pinechair 1.0, a chair made in solid pine wood. Like Bentzen’s other designs, the chair has a simple and easily decoded graphic expression with roots in the traditional Scandinavian design tradition. Johansen was involved in Crafts Collection in 2005 with Slap a* (Relax), a series of wooden stools. Slap a* was based on a study that examined what happens when people sit down on a step or a stoop. Together, they were also involved in Crafts Collection 11, 2007 with the outdoor furnishing object STAKIT. Johansen and Bentzen both received grants from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation as well as a travel grant from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2005.