Bring the majestic outdoors inside.
In a bid to bring the beauty of nature indoors, furniture designers Benoit Vauthier and Manu Lerendu create one-of-a-kind tables that pay homage to the breathtaking landscapes of America and Europe. Using traditional sculpting tools, they transform wooden surfaces into sculptural, relief table tops that look like little mountain ranges.
In 2012, Vauthier and Lerendu met on the benches of the Quebec Cabinetmaking Institute and hit it off right away. Over the next three years, they began collaborating on a number of design projects, and went on to win several awards and scholarships. Based on their success, they decided to officially join forces to establish their brand, Ben & Manu. Before returning to their native France, they embarked on a massive 13,000 km (about 8,078 miles) road trip through the U.S., where they fell in love with the canyons and mountainscapes of the great outdoors. They began sketching furniture designs based on them, which later became the blue prints for what they’re known for today.[…]