Persimmon Endai Bench

Lola Lely Studio
£2,150
Endai Bench in Persimmon by Lola Lely is inspired by the traditional benches often positioned outside old Japanese houses and temples.

Persimmon Endai Bench by furniture maker Lola Lely. A modern interpretation of an 'Endai', which means 'bench' in Japanese. A typical 'Endai' is constructed from solid wood, using dowels as a means of joinery. From the late Edo period onwards, while the Japanese would traditionally sat on tatami-padded floors while inside the house, they would use an endai outside.
Material: Douglas fir, natural dyed cloth
Dimensions: Height: 40cm, Length: 92cm, Width: 20cm
Care Instructions: Re-oil with linseed oil to keep the wood nourished every 6-9 months. The cushion is dry-clean only.
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Process

This piece was quarter sawn and planed from solid douglas fir dyed with Persimmon, and finished with linseed oil to give a low-sheen surface. The seat cushion is made from a patchwork of natural dyed cloth, with the artists' signature and date is embroidered with silk thread on the underside of the seat cushion.
The Maker Lola Lely Studio Multi-Disciplinary Designer - South East England

Lola Lely Studio is a multi-disciplinary studio founded by designer and RCA graduate Lola Lely. Lola was born in Hanoi but grew up in the UK, curious from an early age on how objects are made. Drawing, making and the connections between, material, process and maker are all central to her practice. Specialising in narrative driven installations and furniture, Lola brings an open spirit to her projects, collaborating with anthropologists, storytellers, chefs and silversmiths to produce her work.