Last year, Snøhetta completed Europe’s first and the world’s largest underwater restaurant, Under, at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline. As part of the highly interdisciplinary project, Snøhetta designed a custom-made furniture collection for the restaurant in close collaboration with local carpentry workshop Hamran.
The Under Furniture Collection is made from locally harvested Norwegian oak, brushed and oiled to leave a delicate and natural finish. Through employing traditional handicraft methods, the furniture series represents the philosophy of the project as a whole; to build solid structures for the future without compromising the natural beauty that lies inherent in the raw materials.
The Under Furniture Collection consist of a chair, a bench, a round table and an oblong/communal table. The chair seat is available in woven in two-color textile and aniline leather, while the bench is clad in aniline leather. The elongated table comes in burnt oak and has butterfly joints to secure the small cracks that naturally occur in the process.
The chair and bench are designed as one continuous form that and mimics the way that the branches naturally progress from the tree stem in the angled corners. The unbroken, rounded form language is further picked up in the tabletop and legs.
The chair seat is available in woven in two-color textile and aniline leather, while the bench is clad in aniline leather.