Back in February I shared a post about Lundhs Real Stone worktops, otherwise known as ‘the kitchen worktops I’d like to have in my future home’, so perhaps I don’t need to explain why this latest collaboration between the Norwegian stone specialist Lundhs and the British and Norwegian design duo Thomas Jenkins and Sverre Uhnger caught my eye. Featuring Lundhs Blue stone combined with solid oak, this design collaboration is called As Long As You Like and offers a series of unique handmade dining tables that can be tailored to any length.
If you’ve been reading and following Copperline for any time you’ll know that I love simplicity, natural materials, and craftsmanship – pieces that have been designed to last. Trends are fun and stimulate all sorts of new design ideas – the geometric trend is one that I’m not about to tire of any time soon – but I’m instinctively drawn to pieces that have a timeless quality. Pieces that I’m going to be able to enjoy for years.
Which brings me back to As Long As You Like and a table that offers both a perfectly understated yet impactful piece of design. Lundhs Blue stone has been chosen in a matte silk finish and paired with a textured oak base and modular legs, and the feldspar crystals glow as light catches the surface, creating a piece with an ever-changing and lively surface.
Using their prior knowledge and experience of Lundhs real stone, the designers chose this distinctive Larkivite stone, which is quarried in Larvik in Norway – the only place in the world where Larvikite is found – enabling them to manufacture the table using one single piece of stone measuring 3.5 metres. Indeed the completed table uses the longest length possible of extracted stone.
At 250 kilos, this table is certainly a statement piece, and it can seat up to 14, which does mean that you’d need a rather expansive dining area to fit this into. Beautiful though, right? And particularly when partnered with classic Wishbone chairs, as here.
See the full collection of stone finishes by Lundhs here.
All photography supplied by Lundhs.