Storage Bench 'Sumo'

The Sumo is a limited edition, handcrafted storage bench conceptualised as a statement entrance-hall piece with a powerful aesthetic and strong functionality.

Sumo encapsulates the inherent strength and low centre of gravity of the Japanese wrestler but also his seemingly incongruous delicacy and grace.

Crafted from solid American Black Walnut throughout, every board of timber is handselected for its colour, tone, figure and for being clean of any knots, shakes or defects.

This substantial piece (2.2m in length) incorporates two wool-upholstered seats, each with its own side table, that lift to reveal storage areas for shoes and boots beneath. The seats lids are fitted with hi-tech hinges which hold them securely at any given angle and prevent accidental slamming. Neatly nestled within the storage area are two removable leather-lined ‘trugs’ which are divided to accommodate anything from gloves and scarves to keys and dog leads.

The quality in this piece lies in the precision of its geometric form which, in solid wood, requires great skill and attention to keep all angles perfectly aligned and the edges crisp.

The long, fascia panel details, like the seats themselves, are detachable by means of press studs for ease of cleaning or even re-upholstering.

Sumo is finished with a highly protective hard-wax oil which brings out the tonal qualities of the walnut and gives a satin-smooth feel and lustre.

Sumo is inlaid with a  gold maker's mark and a numbered edition disc – only 25 will ever be made.

Bespoke Options:

- The seats and fascia panels can be upholstered 

in the client’s own choice of fabrics or leathers.

- Alternative sustainable hardwoods can be used in place of walnut, such as European or American oak.

Design ID:NN 9
Materials:American Black Walnut
Dimensions:2150 x 890 x 460mm
Availability:Available for immediate delivery.
Delivery:By arrangement