LINES OF BEAUTY Henge
Italian furniture brand has built its name on a commitment to excellence in all things. Discover its latest collection, courtesy of Global Luxury London
Excellence is the level at which Henge begins the pursuit of its craft. Excellence in form and in function, excellence in making and in the selection of materials used – these are the touchstones the Italian luxury furniture and design brand has adhered to since its establishment in 2008. It’s a vision that was encapsulated in the very first ‘Home Collection’ created under the direction of architect and designer Massimo Castagna (above right) three years later, which continues to evolve today. Born from a desire to ‘create a house entirely designed by Henge’, the collection has had three major catalogues since its 2011 launch. It offers everything from furniture and lighting to storage and ornamentation, drawing on nature’s finest materials – wood, metal, stone and leather – to bring warmth, impact and lustre into homes.
A very specific philosophy lies at the core of each ‘Home Collection’: that at its best a home is a place of contrasts within which a balance of more formal, ‘solemn presences’ live alongside pieces with multiple functionality – of which the tables Yabu Pushelberg, (right) designed for the collection are a case in point. Marrying the finest Italian craftsmanship with leading design technology, every piece can be customised to suit an individual’s specific requirements – yet one more example of Henge’s desire to create a connection between us and the objects that fill our homes.
Main image ‘Radical’ sofa, from £10,962. ‘Light Ring’ chandelier, from £1,904 Opposite, clockwise from top ‘Tape’ light, from £3,018. ‘Mushroom’ coffee table in sandblasted brass finish, from £3,025. ‘Galaxy’ coffee table in burnished brass, from £7,017. ‘Be Mine’ polished brass side table, from £3,329*