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Sakura backed bench

Thorbjörn Andersson

Although Sakura could have been made for one of the great landscape gardens of Japan, it was actually designed for parks and coastlines in the Western world. This elegant bench is crafted from slats of varying widths that form a single curve, creating the seat and backrest in one unit. The legs are grouped in pairs that distribute the bench’s weight laterally rather than anchoring it to either side. Sakura is fully customisable.

Dimensions
Length: 160 cm
Width: 63 cm
Height: 81 / 46 cm
Weight: appr 80 kg (depending on version)

INDIVIDUAL MEASUREMENTS
The small version of Sakura is made with
two sizes of wooden slats
measuring 42 mm × 92 mm
and 42 mm × 42 mm
The standard version is made with
two sizes of wooden slats
measuring 68 mm × 92 mm
and 68 mm × 42 mm
The frame is made in steel pipe
measuring 150 mm × 150 mm
The flat steel pieces measure
100 mm × 8 mm and 40 mm × 8 mm
Product number
U19-62 Sakura backed bench 68 mm
U19-63 Sakura backed bench 42 mm
U19-66 Armrests in steel
U19-68 Ergonomical armrest in wood / steel
Assembly
The seat and backrest unit is fully assembled but the legs should be attached with the stainless steel screws provided.
Variants
The slats can be made in oiled teak, oak or alkyd oil enamel on pine. Customised versions are also available. A matching table is available.
Materials
Sakura can be made from oiled
certified teak, oiled oak or
alkyd oil enamel on pine.
The frame is made in steel pipe.
All steel parts are sand-blasted, zinc-plated, yellow-chromed and powdercoated in our standard black, RAL9005.
Other steel finishes or types of wood are available upon request.
Additional description number
Add a letter for your version of choice:
E = Oak
T = Teak
A = Pine painted with alkyd oil enamel light green NCS S6010-G10Y
H = Pine painted with alkyd oil enamel pine
reddish-brown NCS S4550-Y80R
Placement
Ground-mounted. The legs are extended for mounting beneath the surface of the ground.
Maintenance
Oiled wood should be re-oiled regularly, at least twice a year. Over time oak darkens and teak turns grey. Polyester powder-coated steel can be repainted with alkyd oil enamel as needed.
Character
An elegant bench inspired by the Far East, crafted from slats of varying widths that form the seat and backrest in a single unit.