The Briskeby Bench Impresses With Its Length

Vestre has just released a bench that I’d love to have lining the edges of my backyard deck called Briskeby. Measuring in at an impressive 3 meters, it’s the longest bench in the brand’s range, and ideal for social spaces. Designed by Andreas Engesvik, Briskeby has that timeless Scandinavian furniture appeal and minimal expression. Natural, efficient, and traditionally Nordic in design, the visual lines are clean and beautiful in proportion.

“Such a long bench places certain demands on the technical aspects. It required us to work in a relatively simple way, which can be a challenge. Since we wanted to use long and thick planks, the stand itself needed to be very solid, but at the same time have a lighter feel so that the bench does not feel oversized. Viewed from the front, it has an extremely minimalist expression where the backrest and seat come together in a natural way,” Engesvik said.

long light green bench in front of light wood wall

Choosing materials was the starting point to the design and manufacturing process. Briskeby’s metal frame all but disappears when viewed straight on, and the planks have the fortune of being able to be replaced years later if needed. The bench’s Nordic pine is impregnated with linseed oil, as is standard, and is also available in painted accoya, a nice wood that’s very suitable for painting. The steel Vestre uses 30 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than the world average, and there’s a lifetime guarantee against rust. Briskeby can also be powder coated in 200 RAL colors. We think it’s safe to say that this bench was made to stand the test of time.

long wood bench in front of light wood wall with windows

long light green bench in front of light wood wall with windows

long wood bench in front of light wood wall with windows

corner detail of light green bench

corner detail of wooden bench

long green bench on white background

long wooden bench on white background

black and white portrait of light-skinned man wearing a button down shirt under a sweater

Designer Andreas Engesvik

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Lifestyle photography by Einar Aslaksen.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.