Pieces of Nordic Happiness

Ariake | Benches

Ariake is a collaboration between two Japanese furniture companies, Legnatec and Hirata Chair. The brand’s collection consists of furniture drawing from Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics, designed by well-known international designers. Named after the Ariake sea, a bay surrounded by different prefectures on the Kyushyu island, the name Ariake (Japanese for ”daybreak”) symbolises a new beginning for the two companies.

A central part of Ariake’s ideology is bringing people, cultures and ideas together. To create a relationship between the designers and the craftsmen involved in the production, Ariake invited all parties to attend an intensive workshop during which the products would be developed in a collaborative manner, helping and guiding each other along the way. The furniture is produced in Japan partially by hand using traditional Japanese handcraft techniques.

This brand has collaborated with: Norm Architects, Anderssen & Voll, Staffan Holm, Gabriel Tan, Shin Azumi, Zoë Mowat


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Elegant Scandinavian benches for every room and style

A bench is a great, multifunctional furniture piece that can function in a range of uses. Entryway benches and mudroom benches help you to dress your shoes and clothes, and storage benches and shoe storage benches are a great way to save space in the hallway. A dining bench or breakfast nook bench is an efficient space-saver in the kitchen or dining room, as you can easily squeeze in one more guest if needed. Besides seating, benches can also be used as low side tables for example in the living room or end of the bed. If you're looking for a bench suitable for outdoor use, take a look at our selection of outdoor chairs and benches.

Wood is the most traditional material of Scandinavian benches, and wooden benches haven't lost their popularity. Our selection is filled with many beautiful, handmade wooden benches in both rustic and modern style. We also have metal benches with references to industrial design, as well as benches combining wood and metal. The classic colours of Scandinavian benches include white, black and natural wood, but you can also add a pop of colour to your home with a yellow, red of blue bench. Most benches come without cushions, but seat cushions and decorative cushions are a great way to give a bit of softness to your bench.

Finnish Design Shop's handpicked selection features carefully crafted benches from the top of Scandinavian design, including the classic Aalto benches by Artek, wooden mid-century benches by FDB Møbler and modern, minimalist Scandinavian benches by Hay and Muuto. Whether you're looking for a dining bench, entryway bench, storage bench or end of bed bench, we've got what you need. Discover our selection and choose your favourite bench!