Vaarnii’s Stilts side table boasts a spare, unassuming design that draws from the unpretentious and sometimes even ascetic architecture of lakeside cabins. These rustic cottages and cabins are common in both Finland and designer Philippe Malouin’s native Quebec.

Consisting of a simple drawer standing on four legs, or stilts, if you will, the side table is crafted from Finnish pinewood, whose characteristics include knots and a lively grain. The material is therefore sometimes overlooked in furniture design, but in Finland, its abundance has led to it being one of the most common materials for a variety of fields – including the aforementioned cabins.


004 Stilts side table, pine


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Oil waxed pine
36 cm
40 cm
45 cm
FSC certified pine
9 kg
Pine is a soft wood and will suffer some dents and scratches over time, which should be embraced and enjoyed as characterful signs of aging. Pine will naturally change color as it ages with your pale piece of furniture gradually maturing to a beautiful honey color over the course of several years.
Care instructions
Use a microfiber cloth when dusting Vaarnii products. Do not use any solvents on wood, only water is recommended.

Philippe Malouin

Philippe Malouin is a British-Canadian designer who lives and works in London. He has studied design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris and the University of Montreal. Prior to establishing his own design studio, Malouin worked for English designer Tom Dixon, and from 2012 to 2015, he worked as a teacher at the Royal College of Arts, London. Malouin also works in architecture and interior design as director of POST-OFFICE.

Malouin is known as a versatile designer whose products are easy to understand and use. He believes in the calming effect of simple, refined design that serves a practical purpose. In his career, Malouin has designed furniture, lamps, rugs as well as art objects, and collaborated with Resident, SCP, Kvadrat, Iittala, Swarovski and Aesop, among others.

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