Viggo bench

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A Modern Take on Scandinavian Virtues

It wasn’t long ago that Scandinavian design and culture was… something. Just something – not the billion-trillion dollar industry and culture defining thing it is today – rather, it was more of a footnote in the giant book of beautiful design history and a fleeting thought in the worldwide conscience.

But things changed for the better, and the world started to notice what was happening in the formerly mostly unnoticed part of northern Europe. And that’s in no small part due to design families like Viggo.

The Viggo family is a modern take on the steadfast foundation that made Scandinavian design what it is today. Everything from dining table to chair has been kept in true Scandi, minimalistic fashion but with a few modern tweaks that makes every single piece uniquely its own. The Viggo family consists of a dining chair, a dining table, a bench, a bar stool and a lounge table.

Mencke&Vagnby

Mencke&vagnby is a modern design studio founded by German industrial designer and artist Karina Mencke and Danish designer and architect Marcus Vagnby. Their approach to design is driven by a combination of curiosity and perfectionism. With an open and playful mind, the duo aims to design objects that make a difference. Products with long-lasting durability, function and appeal.

Viggo bench

The Viggo Bench is the end product of design duo Mencke&Vagnby’s shared cultural heritage. It’s easy to spot where Karina Mencke, the German artist and Marcus Vagnby, the Danish designer had their say in this equally pretty, equally solid, and overall iconic bench.

For instance, each leg comes in pairs of two, forming an almost parisian triangle in every corner. A beautifully modern spin on the classic Scandinavian design principles, that’d otherwise command you to stick to four, foursided legs. On top of those legs, you have a no-nonsense slab of Nordic wood. A commanding presence on top of the elegant lower-half that form a beautiful silhouette when put together.

The Viggo Bench comes in a variety of different colours and materials, all with their unique wood patterns – all with their unique presence together with whatever you decide to pair it with.