This bench by London studio Raw Edges comprises three different benches that interlock to create a pattern of horizontal and vertical stripes.
Plaid Bench is made up of a plywood bench painted white, a pine bench painted in a mixture of blue and yellow stripes, and a hardwood bench.
Called Bench 10, the installation of ten benches by ten designers was exhibited around east London’s Old Spitalfields Market and included designs from VW+BS (see our earlier story), TAF (see our earlier story), Richard Shed (see our earlier story) and JDS Architects (see our earlier story).
Here’s some more from the designers:
Stripes arrangement is a common element in iconic street benches, whether it is wood, metal or plastic; many of the archetype benches happen to be shaped in this way.
Stripes are also the fundamental element in fabric check pattern where they arranged together in a vertical and horizontal fashion. Making a graphical connection, Raw-Edges created large set up of benches that interlocked to each other perpendicularly in order to achieve a Plaid/ Check patterns for the installation at the Old Spitalfield’s Market for the duration of the London Design Festival 2010.
Three types of benches has been chosen: White painted plywood benches which were mostly common in public nurseries throughout our childhood years, urban stripy pine bench and solid rustic wooden bench. The benched have been painted to achieve the finished plaid pattern and were machined as well so they could be connected into each other in a cross lap joineries.
by Raw Edges
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