Eindhoven designer and artist Izabela Bołoz has created a wooden bench with only two legs that is designed to rest against a wall.
"Leaning Bench combines my investigation of balance and aesthetic minimalism in furniture," said Bołoz. "I get inspired by observing the everyday - repeatable phenomena which we experience daily but rarely notice, like the movement of sun or the passing of time. Call it a decoding of the world around us. In my work I investigate concepts like transition, motion, balance or complexity, which I take as starting point for my designs."
Bołoz usually designs installations for public spaces. "Leaning Bench is perfectly suited for meditative moments or waiting places, such as museum galleries, hotel lobbies, corridors, halls and rooms," she said. "It perfectly fits a home interior, and is a great addition to a garden or an outside space."
The bench's front legs curve gently upwards to become the upright struts that the backrest between. Stability is provided when the bench is propped up against a wall, with rubber feet preventing the legs from slipping forwards. Small struts supports a wooden plank-like seat at each end.
The Leaning Bench is available in oiled ash for interior use and lacquered oak for outside. At 130 centimetres wide, 85 centimetres high and 43 centimetres deep, it's large enough to seat two adults or three children.
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Izabela Bołoz is a Polish artist and designer with a background in social science. She established her own studio in 2011. Leaning Bench is the first product to be launched from a series of objects Bołoz is developing which explore the notion of balance.