Takt has collaborated with Cecilie Manz to release the new premium flatpack coffee table, Plint.

Crafted with vegetable-tanned leather hinges and a simple self-assembly mechanism, the table joins Takt’s existing collection of flatpack chairs, tables, benches and stools. It introduces new functionality to the range, whilst embodying Takt’s characteristic material focus on sustainable woods, timeless Scandinavian simplicity, easy assembly and attention to detail.

“We subscribe to classic Danish design virtues with a focus on functionality, honest and natural materials, reduced ornamentation whilst still retaining personality,” comments Henrik Taudorf Lorenson, Founder and CEO of Takt. “Cecilie has this amazing touch to her designs – a pared-back aesthetic that doesn’t shout, but has a strong personality, presence and atmosphere.”

Manz’s design reduces the table to just two components: a tabletop and apron. The tabletop is attached to the legs using the hinges, and the apron is fitted with a leather loop that is fed through an aperture in the supports and fixed in place with an octagonal wedge. This means Plint can be assembled with ease, without the need for glue, bolts or screws.

“A small plinth is a type of furniture I often return to, as it’s highly functional and self-explanatory to use,” Manz comments. “Leather as a hinging material is something I’ve been exploring a lot over the past 10 years – it’s interesting to use an ordinary but genuine material such as full-grain leather where it makes sense to do so – as little as possible in the right place.”

Manz’s first design for Takt, Plint shares Takt’s emphasis on versatility. The rectangular table is the perfect size and shape to feature in any room as a regular coffee table, a side table or as a platform upon which to stack books and paper.

Takt’s breakthrough proposition is high-quality Danish design made from sustainable materials and sold direct to customers at a fair and accessible price. Its flatpack distribution model reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions during the production process, as well as creating opportunities for cost saving that can be passed onto the customer.