The main characteristic of this series is its wide legs, with a wavelike groove pattern inspired by the look of traditional hakama pants. As the legs extend toward the ground, the grooves are carved in a way that causes the legs to seem to fan outwards. This unique form naturally expresses the hakama motif and gives a dignified, strong look to the design. This bench matches well when paired with the table, but also has a striking presence on its own and leaves a strong impression when placed in large spaces such as hallways.
The Hamburg based design team Maly Hoffmann Kahleyss (MHK) emerged from the renowned Studio Peter Maly Design and Interior Architecture in 2009. Since then, numerous designs for well-known furniture manufacturers have been realized by Peter Maly, Birgit Hoffmann, and Christoph Kahleyss. Diversity in unity is one of the team's formulas for success.