More New Furniture to Covet

There is a lot of very beautiful furniture being shown around town as part of the London Design Festival, and this one is from Design UK at Liberty. Liberty is an old and respected department store that has sold beautiful design and homewares since 1875. This elegant bench by Nick Smith is right up there with the best. He uses steam bending to produce it and other pieces of furniture. This is an old technique which some new designers are reviving and making use of in daring and contemporary ways (see treehugger). It is made of locally sourced oak as part of his environmentally friendly furniture collection. The look is modern, yet classic and is comfortable enough for use indoors, or strong enough to be left outdoors. :: Design UK at Liberty