In 1935, Arne Jacobsen designed a garden bench for merchant Helge Wandel in connection with his design of the family’s home north of Copenhagen. In spring 2023, the bench was launched by Sika Design under the name St Catherine Teak Bench.
Originally, just a single bench was produced, which stood in the Wandel family’s garden, but after Arne Jacobsen’s death, additional benches were produced. Today, they are in use at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford, placed in the garden areas and featuring the names of former professors. Arne Jacobsen designed the gardens around the Oxford college, and thus, the bench is named ‘St Catherine’ in homage to his great passion for botany and garden design.