As Long As You Like
As Long As You Like is an archetypical long table that can be tailored to any length. The mixed materials of the table’s surface create a pattern within the object whilst illustrating the table’s modularity. The prototypes are constructed from solid ash and oak with different types of Larvikite, a stone unique to Norway from the Lundhs quarry in Larvik. The essence of the project is to create a surface by composing contrasting materials and support it on a modular base with robust yet minimal proportions. Thereby creating a table that is as long as you like.
Sverre Uhnger is a lifelong craftsman educated in design at Aalto University and Bergen National Academy of Art and Design. He focuses on creating products that feel natural to the user and which emphasise the inherent qualities of their materials and production techniques. He co-founded Norwegian designers’ organisation Klubben with Sara Polmer and Victoria Günzler in 2011, and has designed pieces for the like of Mitab, Brdr Krüger, Magnor and others.
British designer Thomas Jenkins worked in a number of leading design companies before founding his own studio in Oslo in 2010. He currently divides his time between his own studio and the branding agency
WORK, and is chairman of the board at Klubben. Jenkins’ interest in manufacturing and materials, together with his traditional craft skills have led him to create furniture and objects designed for human interaction.