PH Axe Table: Design Beyond the Cutting Edge

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PH Axe Table: Design Beyond the Cutting Edge

Poul Henningsen (PH) used the concept of the humble axe handle to create a table that is strong, beautiful and durable. While Denmark has a history of axe design (the Dane Axe was used throughout Europe as a knightly weapon from the 10th to the 16th centuries), PH’s inspiration for the PH Axe Table came after he visited Canada. Henningsen saw beyond the axe as simply a functional item for chopping wood (or in ancient times, battle and warcraft) and instead saw the potential for it’s reinvention in to an interesting and sturdy table, constructing early models in Hickory wood....

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