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 soon, Hurdle can be yours. Through an exclusive partnership with the collection’s designers, Dowel Jones, the entire Hurdle Collection will be available to order later this summer.
But enough of the logistics—let’s see these amazing designs.
1. The Rabbit Hole
Featuring a calming blend of textured neutrals, The Rabbit Hole in Australia is the organic tea bar of your dreams. White Oak takes center stage with appearances on the Hurdle seats and table bases, warming up the stark space. It’s no coincidence The Rabbit Hole’s design is cleansing and refreshing, just as your favorite tea should be.
With 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 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—perfectly matching the cofee cups and saucers—the Half Hurdle Chair adds a lovely contrast to the white and natural wood.
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. Flanked on both sides of a massive Parsons-style table, white Hurdle Barstools balance the dark, masculine elements with its unique curves. Over in the office kitchen, black Hurdle Barstools provide the perfect perch for a quick bite at lunch or side conversations.
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. Welcome to Thornbury is more food court than restaurant, fitted with multiple seating areas and food options galore. Only this food court boasts carefully preserved and selected design and architecture. 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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