Nandi Bench

Designer Klemens Grund
Collection Nandi Collection
Year/Period 2023
Dimensions ( cm / in ) H 17.8 / L 80.6 / W 19.9 H 45.0 / L 204.5 / W 50.5
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Product Description

The Nandi Bench is a taller, narrower version of the Nandi Day Bed. It can be placed in a variety of settings—at the entrance, the dining table, or even at the foot of a bed. Its gently curved ends are bent, heat free, by slotting a small piece of wood into the larger piece. This simple but special woodworking method, explained in this video, saves material and limits the amount of waste generated during production. It also lends the bench a singular decorative look.

“The ribs of the bench and the daybed are reminiscent of the fingers of a hand. This hand carries the person sitting or lying on it. The idea of "being carried" has its origins not least in the East Asian mindset and spirituality.” says designer Klemens Grund. A three seater, the Nandi Bench comes with a light, hand-tufted, organic cotton mattress, upholstered in Zanav textile.

All products of the Nandi collection come with special feet pads that have been customised as per the shape and size of each leg. They felt pads are inserted into a groove at the bottom of the leg to improve their durability and to make them less visible.

Product Specification

Standard dimensions H 17.8 / L 80.6 / W 19.9 H 45.0 / L 204.5 / W 50.5
Materials Teak (Tectona grandis)
Product variants -
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Product Options

We offer this product in a choice of two wood finishes: Natural Teak and Dark Stain.

For the Natural Teak finish, the wood is sanded and finished with hard wax oil to bring out the natural, golden-brown colour of the teak.

For the Dark Stain finish, a coat of water-based, teak stain is applied to give the wood a darker teak shade, followed by a coat of a sealer.

We offer two options for the upholstery fabric: a cotton/silk blend called Thasra which comes in an Ivory colour and a 100% silk fabric called Sivan which comes in a Natural colour.

Details about the upholstery fabrics:
Thasra: This cotton/silk blend is produced by our fabric collaborator Zanav Home. It is made of a very coarse, open-end cotton yarn plied with hand-spun silk yarn to compensate for the lack of strength of the cotton yarn. The silk yarn is made from mulberry silk waste which gives it a unique and uneven texture. The yarns are dyed to achieve the desired colours and woven on primitive looms whose frames are sunken in the ground. These pit looms are ideal for weaving fabrics like Thasra as the ground absorbs the tension of the heavy weaving, which is not possible with conventional looms. The process of spinning to weaving to finishing is done entirely by hand which translates into the character of the fabric. Inconsistencies in colour and texture are characteristic of this fabric.

Sivan: This 100% silk fabric is made from two types of silk yarns called Gicha and Katia. Both these yarns are produced from the silk waste of the Tussar cocoon. Intrinsic to India, Tussar cocoons, unlike mulberry silk cocoons, are not cultivated but are grown in the wild. The primary yarn that is reeled mechanically from it is called Shantung. Gicha and Katia are hand spun using the remains left after reeling Shantung. This is done without twisting the yarns, which gives them their characteristic texture and colour. These yarns can only be woven by hand on pit looms. The natural colour of the fabric is derived from the colour of the leaves the worms feed on and hence varies according to the season and the region.

Wood Finish Options - Natural Teak / Dark Stain

Colour swatch of Natural Teak
Natural Teak
Colour swatch of Dark Stain
Dark Stain

Fabric Options - Thasra Ivory / Sivan Natural

Colour swatch of Thasra Ivory
Thasra Ivory
Colour swatch of Sivan Natural
Sivan Natural

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