The Melbourne-based Sawdust Bureau (great name, by the way!) crafts handmade, limited edition pieces of furniture with a stellar attention to the small details. One of their designs, Pinch, is both a coffee table and a bench seat that was cleverly inspired by a classic burlesque performer. The piece is made to both conceal and reveal – a narrow, shadowy space to stash your less intellectual reading materials, like gossip rags, while the other end let’s you proudly display your latest issues of Time or The Economist.

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Pinch revels in the fact that it is infinitely more tantalizing to conceal than to reveal.

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The overall shape is a rectangular loop that’s been “pinched” to form the two spaces of storage. A cylindrical concrete leg holds the one side up while one of the corners of the former rectangle becomes the other base.

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Built from reclaimed Jarrah and Victorian Ash, the wooden slats are finished with a traditional Danish oil. Pinch is being produced in a limited edition run of 20 with each being individually stamped with an edition number.

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