Åkande Desk

Design by
Jonas Lyndby Jensen


’Åkande’ means Water Lily in Danish and is a furniture series designed by Jonas Lyndby Jensen, former winner of the Finn Juhl Prize. The Åkande Desk is ideal for the home office or the hotel room. With details, such as the edge, the table is both neat and practical. The table is available in solid oak.

Technical information

General Info

Design by: Jonas Lyndby Jensen

Year: 2022

L 120 cm x W 64,5 cm x H 72 cm


Model and materials:

JL 1920
Solid oak

2D Drawing
The series, which counts two stools, one side table, and a desk, is characterized by its irresistible detailing around the edges, reminiscent of a single leaf from a Water Lily. This feature strives to soften the appearance of the hard wood and give the design a living and organic shape. In order to achieve this result, wood as the sole material plays a crucial role, as artificial materials would never allow for the same degree of tactility, warmth and sensuousness.

Jonas Lyndby Jensen shares the inspiration for the Åkande Series

“One of the early images that popped into my mind when designing the series was the leaf of a Water Lily. My dad used to swim in lakes and pick Water Lilies. However, the association in my mind was not to the flower, but rather the round, flat leaf with the protruding collar. The flower of a Water Lily is the star of the lake, and the leaf serves to support it. In similar fashion, I humbly perceive my line of designs as a supplement to those of my idol, Finn Juhl.”

Jonas Lyndby Jensen

With a background as both a cabinetmaker and furniture designer, Jonas Lyndby Jensen has a broad understanding of both craft and design, especially of wooden furniture based on the Scandinavian traditions. For more than 10 years he has developed, prototyped and exhibited furniture design cooperating with various manufacturers in Denmark and internationally.