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Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank

Dezeen Showroom: designer Konstantin Grcic aimed to bring an element of surprise to a familiar form with Bench and the Bench table, his latest designs for Italian brand Plank.

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.

Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
The Bench is constructed using 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.

Bench collection by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
The legs of the Bench table can be set in different positions

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.

Product: Bench
Designer: Konstantin Grcic
Brand: Plank
Contact: [email protected]

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