Two ash slabs, ordered with minimal instruction, arrived at our Berlin workshop. Their natural variations in tone and texture, a dark core of heartwood, a testament to the tree’s life, became the genesis of a seating series.

Three objects emerged, each echoing the raw material’s inherent beauty. Machined planes and dovetail joints interlock effortlessly, requiring no tools for assembly.

The Dovetail Seating Series: a translation of two-dimensional material into three-dimensional form. Three separate objects share the same central dark heartwood core. As featured in Wallpaper* Magazine’s April 2022 Global Interiors special.

Design: Justin Allen

Fabrication: Justin Allen

Photography: Ann Katrin Warter