area bench

2019

 

A bench for museums that allows visitors to view the art from new perspectives.

The system consists of two back lengths and two seat heights that can be configures in any way.

The two seat heights provide visitors new angles to view art, a casual conversation, or just a quick break.

The shape has the benefits of a circle without the wasted space in the middle that comes with large circular seating.

The area bench is fully upholstered with high-density foam and incorporates a hardwood top that allows for a variety of different uses.

full scale prototype 

The textile is a collaboration with Gabriel Ortiz. It is a coated wool that was inspired by Agnes Martin and by the shapes that were used to make the form of the actual bench.

a render of the bench in the MOMA