The Hurdle Collection has crisscrossed the globe, finding its way in everything from stunning casual cafes to modern co-working spaces. This playfully minimal collection lends a sophisticated informality, punching up almost any design. It has this uncanny ability to stand out and blend in all at the same time. And now, Hurdle can be yours. Through an exclusive partnership with the collection’s designers, Dowel Jones, the entire Hurdle line is available to order.
But enough of the logistics—let’s see our top five favorite designs using the Hurdle Collection.
1. The Rabbit Hole
Featuring a calming blend of textured neutrals, The Rabbit Hole in Australia is the organic tea bar of your dreams. Warming up the stark space, creamy and dreamy White Oak takes center stage with appearances on the Hurdle seats and table bases. It’s no coincidence The Rabbit Hole’s design is cleansing and refreshing, just as your favorite tea should be.
With a design that feels one part lodge and one part urban cafe, Sunny’s Pizza serves up a surprisingly charming and pleasant design. With the help of bright cobalt blue, sleek Hurdle Barstools, and neon signs, Sunny’s has just the right of modern finishes to balance all of that wood paneling. One look inside and you’ll understand its namesake.
3. Prospect Coffee RoastersProspect Roasters
The Hurdle Collection feels perfectly at home in Prospect Coffee Roasters. Finished in a dark navy—a perfect match to the cofee cups and saucers—the Half Hurdle Chair and Barstool adds a lovely contrast to the white stone floors and natural wood table tops.
4. Flux Co-Working Space
Flux Co-Working Space, Designed By Attic Salt, Photo by Dion Robeson
If only all offices and co-working spaces looked like this (sigh). Until then, we have Flux to look at. Perched on all sides of the simple bar height table, blue Hurdle Barstools a punch of color and whimsy to the modern cafeteria. It's the perfect place for a quick bite and some watercool talk.
5. Welcome to Thornbury
And finally, our last Hurdle installation takes us to an old car factory. Spanning 13,000 feet, Welcome to Thornbury is now a permanent bar and food truck stop. But don't let the "food truck stop" label fool you, Welcome to Thornbury does not lack in terms of design. This expansive spaces is fitted with multiple seating areas and food options galore. Design-oriented food courts are on the rise, and Welcome to Thornbury boasts a modern and cool aesthetic. Our favorite design element can be found in the indoor dining space. Tucked under an industrial steel bar, you’ll find the Hurdle Barstools finished in sleek black.
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