Viggo dining

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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 dining

The Viggo Dining table is a modern take on the traditional Scandinavian dinner table. At first sight, it might be hard to distinguish it from the long list of tables that predates it, but at a closer look it’s easy to see what makes this exact table a cherished part of the Askman collection.

The thing that makes the Viggo Dining table stand out from the rest of its colleagues, is it’s unique take on the Scandinavian tradition of the four, foursided legs supporting a simple, triangular or circular, wooden tabletop. Melcke&Vagnby have instead opted to double the amount of legs, forming an elegant triangular shape at every support point, and putting a unique spin on old traditions.

The Viggo Dining table comes in a variety of different colours and materials – and you can even choose whether you want it to be round or rectangular. The same design- and build principles apply either way, though, so you can be sure to enjoy your beautiful table for years to come.