Last week I received an exciting delivery – this wonderful oak and white nano laminate table and four oak and leather dining chairs from Skovby. It was like Christmas, except sadly, these beauties are not here to stay, they’re here for a shoot. But I might just keep them all the same – what do you reckon? I’ve always loved the incredible craftsmanship behind Skovby pieces, plus, we’ve been looking for a new extendable table for a while. Per is also completely taken with the oak and leather chairs – he says they’re really comfy! I might just have to write to Skovby to ask if these beauties can hang around a while longer. Read on for more pics and to see if you agree!
You’ll likely recognise the brand Skovby since Helen Sturesson and I have done many photoshoots for them before (see also the #808 counter stool in my kitchen, the #131 home desk and #52 chair in Per’s home office and the #452 display cabinet in the corner of my dining room. It’s always an honour to collaborate with a Danish family business that spans three generations of cabinetmakers as well as recognised as a frontrunner within functional extension systems for tables.
I chose the Skovby #119 dining table with an oak wooden under frame with a white nano laminate surface, but it’s also available in eight other finishes. I love how the legs are slightly angled, giving the table a vivid and contemporary yet still timeless expression.
The table is available in two different lengths: a 192 cm version (seen above) and a more compact 142 cm version for slightly smaller spaces. Best of all, they both extend! Beneath the tabletop, is a compartment for storing up to two extension leaves (available as additional purchases) so you can easily extend them another 45 cm to 90 cm!
Below I extended it by 45 cm, which adds an extra two seats at the table – but for bigger parties, Christmas etc, I’m thinking the 90 cm extension would be perfect – you never know who might rock up – and with a table like this, the more the merrier!
As mentioned, Per was particularly taken by the #825 chairs (I chose the oak and black leather version, but they are also available in 7 other versions). I have to say, the wood and leather was so lovely and smooth, plus the rounded backs and cushioned leather seat made them super comfy!
The chair is inspired by mid-century furniture with a light, Scandinavian twist. I particularly love the grain in the wood – but if you prefer supreme comfort – you might like to go for the version with an upholstered back.
We’ve always had a built-in sofa in our dining area (the cabinets give us a load of extra storage – the Brantmarks are a family of hoarders and hidden behind those cabinets is a load of stuff ranging from CDs and board games to my accounting and paper recycling, the latter two are not to be confused!). The cushions are all made from linen (a material I love since it adds texture and feels lovely to touch!) and the seating is actually a sunbed mattress from IKEA which I have covered in fabric!
All in all, these pieces seem to fit our dining room like a glove, I love it when that happens! I hope you like this look too!
If you’re interested in these pieces, find your nearest store here (Skovby ship almost worldwide).
Wishing you all a wonderful day!
PS I’ve got such an exciting make-over to share with you tomorrow – I was bowled over by the creativity. I hope you have time to stop by!
Photography: Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Home
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