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Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

New Designers 2011: Kingston University graduate Oscar Medley-Whitfield presented these benches that rely on each other for support at New Designers in London last week.

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

The Prop-er Benches each have one shortened pair of legs so they need to rest on the surface below.

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

They can be arranged freely, providing three surfaces at chair height, table height and shelf height.

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

New Designers took place 6-9 July. See more work from the show here.

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

Here are some more details from Oscar Medley-Whitfield:


The Prop-er Benches are a collection of benches that co-depend on one another in order to perform their functions.

 

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

Although the benches are not physically bound it is their reliance on each other that forms their bond. The benches co-operate with one another to prop themselves up, creating three key surface heights.

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield

Due to each bench being a separate entity from the last, they can be arranged into a number of different formats allowing them to easily adapt to different situations, contexts or simply personal preferences.

Prop-er Benches by Oscar Medley-Whitfield