New design by award-winning young designer
Daniel Schofield has worked with Benchmark to develop a new sideboard which we’re launching at Decorex in September. We’re delighted to welcome him into the Benchmark family. He shares our respect for materials and we really like his pared-back approach to design which has a quiet assurance.
Based in South East London, Daniel started his career in carpentry, building restoration and woodturning so has a natural affinity for wood but also enjoys experimenting with different materials. He set up his own studio in 2012 after completing a furniture and design degree. He takes a reductive approach to materials, function and form and aims to solve problems in the simplest way.
It isn’t only us who has spotted Daniel’s potential. In 2013 he was a New Design Britain Award winner and again shortlisted in 2014. In 2015 both Homes & Gardens and Elle Decoration acknowledged his design skills, shortlisting his Tarnish Collection of accessories for Best Use of Materials and Best Accessories design. In 2016 he hit the press again, when he was nominated for Homes & Gardens Young Designer of the Year for his Arch collection of tables & mirrors.
The Lear Sideboard is a beautifully simple design which showcases our craftsmanship and allows the natural beauty of the wood to take centre stage. Architectural in form, Daniel has removed any unnecessary detailing to produce a clean and honest aesthetic. Made from oak with a solid patinated brass frame, the cabinet has two drawers and two cupboards. To avoid distraction from the grain, which runs horizontally along the full width of the piece, the lines of the brass legs continue upwards to form handles for both the drawers and cupboards.
The Lear Sideboard will be launched at Decorex International at Syon Park on 18-21 September alongside new designs by Nathalie de Leval and Terence Conran. Come and visit us on stand H34.
Photography Credit: Petr Krejci