Harrows 5 Dowel
Creative DirectorMark Suckling
Team MembersGlenn Chittock, Rob Berger
The original design intent with Dowel was to create a versatile solid timber table system showcasing soft rounded curves, with an aesthetic that is scalable without compromise from small occasional tables to large collaborative leaners.
Initial design focus was on developing a unique method of connecting the leg to the top with a smooth flowing curve effect, and the team arrived at a solution that achieved structural integrity without traditional vertical rails. The final design features a low-profile flat rail that flows seamlessly out of the top of the leg, creating a very slim profile and sense of fluidity to the finished product.
With the solid timber top becoming an integral part of the table’s strength the team also achieved the objective of a design that can be configured into multiple sizes and functions without compromise to the overall smooth flowing aesthetic.
It is an exciting juxtaposition to transform a solid raw material into a soft, flowing and refined form.
The Dowel collection is made in New Zealand entirely from solid American Ash that is FSC certified and is available in a standard range of tables, leaners and coffee tables. From small 3 leg round leaners to large 6 leg collaborative tables the Dowel collection can be finished to customers own choice of colour or stain.