Bench began with the concept of a plain wooden beam to sit on, but in the development process, Grcic alighted on the idea of plugging the seat and legs together with an invisible pin connection.
"We have developed an ingenious mechanism, which allows the bench to be assembled and disassembled without any tools," said Grcic. "This way it can be shipped flat-pack or stored in a compact way."
The Bench table was developed using the same construction principle, but it has the added ability to be assembled with different leg positions, putting a twist on a classic look.
Both Bench and Bench table are made from local spruce wood, which was chosen to pay tribute to Plank's legacy as a manufacturer of alpine chairs and also for its timeless quality.
Grcic sees the table and bench as functioning well as a set but also being able to stand individually as pieces of furniture in their own right.
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