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Thursday, 7 April 2011

A scrumptious new dining table by Russell Pinch for Benchmark...

Picture Courtesy of Benchmark

Benchmark are a Great British company in every sense. They mix work by big names like Terence Conran, Thomas Heatherwick and Russell Pinch as well as pieces from up-and-coming young designers and their own in house team. Based in the beautiful Berkshire countryside (you can visit) they are based around core values including sustainability excellence in design, materials and craftsmanship. I attended their launch quite a few years back, it was a day I'll never forget as I ended up helping a very bossy Terence Conran dole out strawberries and cream to assorted press in his back garden afterwards. 

Anyway, I'm talking about them now as I'm rather partial to Russell Pinch's new table Mrs B with Painted Legs which will be showing at designjunction in Milan very soon. I love the turned legs and contrast between bold yellow and the plain top. It's yet another reason why the British can hold their heads high on the international design stage. 

Picture Courtesy of Benchmark