Bench No. 3 | Floris Wubben

• December 17, 2010

Dutch designer Floris Wubben recently has created Bench No. 3. The graceful lines of Bench No. 3 bring to mind a wave cascading over driftwood or as Rob Cassey from England’s prestigious Garden Design Journal puts it

This is an incredibly beautiful and potentially iconic object that reminds me both of Issey Miyake’s work and Rie Kawakubo’s, with the odd bit of Zaha Hadid thrown in without being the least bit derivative.

Floris Wubben plusMOOD 595x398 Bench No. 3 | Floris Wubben

Bench No. 3 by Floris Wubben, image courtesy of outdoorzgallery

Floris Wubben plusMOOD top 595x443 Bench No. 3 | Floris Wubben

Bench No. 3 by Floris Wubben, image courtesy of outdoorzgallery

The undulating pattern is achieved by accordion folding a sheet of white polypropylene and attaching it to the wood with white lacquered metal bars. As a result the top of the bench is given its shape directly from its support, the wooden branch. It is just this combination of natural and hi tech materials that make this piece so striking. Each bench is produced by hand in Floris’ studio, and is as unique as the branch which serves as the base. A comfortable bench to sit on the top portion easily supports one’s weight. A perfect place to enjoy a view, though perhaps the most striking view is of this unique bench itself.

Floris Wubben plusMOOD 1 Bench No. 3 | Floris Wubben

Bench No. 3 by Floris Wubben, image courtesy of outdoorzgallery

+ Design: Floris Wubben, Netherlands
+ Materials: wood, metal, polypropylene
+ Dimensions: L200cm x W50cm x H43cm

This chair is available for sale in outdoorzgallery.

+ About Floris Wubben

Working in his studio in the Netherlands this young designer’s work is making an impact across Europe. Inspired by the materials and forms found in nature Floris combines these with contemporary components such as plastics and steel to create surprising pieces. The clean lines and purity of Floris’ design is also apparent in his dedication to simplicity, using the minimal amount of interventions and materials to create his designs. Floris seeks to give new form to traditional materials and thus a new purpose to his designs. A designer whose work is decidedly perched on the edge between functional and visionary.?

Floris Wubben plusMOOD det2 595x398 Bench No. 3 | Floris Wubben

Bench No. 3 by Floris Wubben, image courtesy of outdoorzgallery

Floris Wubben plusMOOD det3 595x573 Bench No. 3 | Floris Wubben

Bench No. 3 by Floris Wubben, image courtesy of outdoorzgallery

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