Cool Idea: Bentwood Strays From Its Café Chair Roots



I've never had any complaints about bentwood (quite the fan, actually), but I'm impressed to see it showing up in places other than café chairs and coat trees. That's right, the technique most often associated with furniture is now being used to seat your hot coffee. This Veer Coffee Cuff ($59) is like a Flip & Tumble bag for your caffeine fix — you can take it with you on-the-go without sacrificing your chic style. I don't think the hand-shaped reclaimed black walnut veneer cuff, which doubles as a coffee cup sleeve is what Michael Thonet had in mind when he started manufacturing bentwood in the 1800s. It's certainly inventive, though, and handsome around your wrist, too!

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