Muscle Bench | Alexandre Moronnoz

• July 24, 2010

French designer Alexandre Moronnoz designed a dynamic and fluid bench named it as Muscle Bench. The bench offers the possibility of sitting or lying down in response to the surface’s relief.

Muscle Bench
As spectacular to gaze at as it is comfortable to rest on, Muscle is a counter proposal to traditional stiff and motionless street furniture thanks to its dynamic forms and its purified lines. A piece to compliment both contemporary architectural structures or modern landscape designs.

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Muscle Bench by Alexandre Moronnoz, image courtesy outdoorzgallery

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Muscle Bench by Alexandre Moronnoz, image courtesy outdoorzgallery

The bench offers the possibility of sitting or lying down in response to the surface’s relief. Like the fibrous structure of a muscle, the cut metal sheets work with compression and tension to maintain the rigidity of the resting platform.

The smooth gun metal gray epoxy finish reflects the light and adds to the sense of lightness.
As the sun passes through the metal bars, the shadows mix with the actual piece adding yet another dimension to this exceptional urban bench.

+ Materials: steel 8mm, primary zinc epoxy powder coating
+ Dimensions: L 400cm w 78.5cm h 54cm total weight: 450kg

 Muscle Bench | Alexandre Moronnoz

Muscle Bench by Alexandre Moronnoz, image courtesy outdoorzgallery

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Muscle Bench by Alexandre Moronnoz, image courtesy outdoorzgallery

+ About Alexandre Moronnoz

Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Les Ateliers, Paris, Alexandre’s work  combines research into new methods and materials, made to order pieces  and  collaborations with both architects and manufacturers.  Alexandre is continually searching for new methods while pushing the limits of design.

Working with the autoroutes of France from 2003 to 2006 Alexandre was an initiator in the studies of sustainable mobility.

His collaborative projects include work with agencies such as  Delo Lindo forTefal in 2005-2006,  Radi Designers for Schneider in 2006,  Plan Créatif for Gaz de France in 2003-2004 and for the RATP in 2007.

Two urban furniture projects have been developed  with VIA in 2006  and ‘Interférences’ in 2007 for Brussels Environment, marked a srong tie between object and space.For Alexandre an object, like architecture must take the environment into the context of  the design. Alexandre welcomes your commissioned projects.

+ Visit outdoorzgallery for more information.

Muscle Bench Alex plusMOOD 2 595x446 Muscle Bench | Alexandre Moronnoz

Muscle Bench by Alexandre Moronnoz, image courtesy outdoorzgallery

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  1. ADD says:

    Beautiful…yet very funtional