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Offering a fresh take on British-made, bespoke furniture, The Acorn collection designed by Bark consists of six key pieces - the Lounge Chair, Dining Chair, Sofa, Dining Table, Coffee Table and Side Board (as shown).
The Acorn Collection harks back to a bold period in furniture design. The designs reflect the mid-century modern era, when confidence in proportion, modesty in detail and simplicity of construction were the defining characteristics. As cabinet-makers, Bark's love of hardwood and the patina created by the way it ages make solid wood construction the natural choice to remind us just how good wooden furniture can look.
Materials: black walnut
Designed by: bark
Dimensions: 160cm (w), 79cm (h), 50cm (d)
Bark is a collaboration between husband and wife team, Jonathan Walter and Lakshmi Bhaskaran, both of whom are trained bespoke cabinetmakers with a passion for modern design. Having developed their craft creating one-off pieces for individual clients, in 2010 they decided to join forces and established Bark Furniture. Based in Bude, north Cornwall, the Bark workshop is five minutes from the Atlantic surf, where rolling waves, sandy beaches and dramatic cliff tops serve as a constant inspiration.