Design by Oliver & Lukas WeissKrogh
Sleep is basically about abandonment. It is a state which not only provides calm, but which also requires calm to arise. Alken is a prize-winning design created by Oliver & Lukas WeissKrogh. The bed is an ascetic interpretation of sleep. A Nordic design whose aesthetic originality was created in the careful processing of 200-year-old oak from the Danish navy. These beautiful boards are shown to their best advantage in the iconic levitation of the headboard.
ICONIC AWARDS WINNER 2019
Oak wood: untreated / soap / white oil / Natural oil / smoked
The bed is designed to accommodate Re mattresses but may also accommodate other types of mattresses. If you choose a Re mattress, the bed height will be 40 cm including a classic mattress. Shown as 160 x 200 cm. Alken can be custom-made in any width and length - Please contact your dealer or Re directly.
The navy oak
Alken is made from the inner core of solid oak planks. These trees were sown after the Danes were defeated by the British in 1807 and were then intended for use in the reestablishment of the Danish navy. There is a certain regal calm to a piece of 200-year-old wood. Oak never regained use as ship timber, but lives on in the Alken as a testimony to history – a possibility for timeless design