Isokon Plus launches the Home Bench, designed by Barber Osgerby and manufactured by Windmill Furniture, in late spring. The bench, which will be available in oak and maple and in a selection of sizes, is based on a concept originally conceived by the group for Portsmouth Cathedral choir benches. Barber Osgerby and Windmill Furniture have collaborated on products in the past – notably the Loop Coffee table which is now in the Victoria & Albert and Metropolitan museum’s furniture collections. The bench will retail for £750.
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