Danish wood designer Thors-Design stretches to both ends of the world with their customized solutions. You don´t have to change your language but come with us on a stroll to Australia and then to the UK.
If you visit the highly curated and premium boutique Work Club Global’s locations in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, you will find beautiful tables from Thors-Design in their boardrooms and club space. The raw timber of the design works perfectly with the use of marble, steel and other natural materials. These are not snooty exclusive upmarket clubs, but rather clubs that believe in the lasting timeless quality of everything that is being used in the club.
Thors-Design was selected due to its history and its expertise in allowing the history of the timber to shine through. Their pieces typically continue to be talking points long after they have been installed.
For Work Club Global, the Danish wood designer manufactured customized high tables and lounge seating for the clubs, which opened some four years ago, and continues to work with Work Club for new and upcoming clubs.
To understand why the design choice fell upon Thors-Design, owner of Work Club Global, Søren Trampedach explains:
“Work Club Global chose Thors-Design as we like to support craftsmen from Europe and in particular Denmark, where I’m originally from. Sustainability for us is buying quality that does not need to be replaced, quality that lasts and is timeless. Thors-Design offers all of that and therefore, they are a partner we will continue to support and work with as we expand our clubs across Australia and beyond. Their products are unique, substantial and beautiful and bring a certain energy to any space due to their natural and rugged look and feel. Perfect for Work Club”, he says, and then further explains how Thors-Design excels within the brand of Danish design:
“We love the history of the timber and its former use and the way it is being used by Thors-Design to create beautifully crafted pieces that allow the history of the timber still to shine through”.
Let the wood do the job
Søren Trampedach, originally a Dane, is not the only one interested in using the luxurious designs provided by Thors-Design. In Birmingham, England, The Lewis Building, which was once one of England´s most innovative and leading stores, a renovation has also led the building´s owners to seek inspiration on the outskirts of Jutland in Denmark.
The building has now been renovated with a special focus on sustainability, and it is now used as offices. Thors-Design designed a Gaia Table with a hidden tray for cables as well as high tables under the name Sif.
When working with clients like The Lewis Building, the owner of Thors-Design is very keen on handing the ultimate power to the nature of the wood:
“Naturally the client decides the measurements and preferences, which we of course listen to, but primarily we leave the final expression to the wood itself. Our focal point is on building a trust between our different clients and us, so they feel confident that we will deliver what they wish for”, says Carsten Thor.
Award-winning architects EPR designed a complementary palette of layered textures and colours for The Lewis Building; creating a stylish and contemporary look and feel. The waiting areas feature leather seating with a separate break-out work area, designed around a library-themed space. Reclaimed woods from Thors-Design in combination with metallic tiles and exposed steel frames seamlessly blend to create an impressive mix of surfaces, reinterpreting the building’s styling and heritage.
Find more on Thors-Design at their company-profile