Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Diagram Bench from Swedish furniture manufacturer Nola

Architects Clara Lindencrona and Karin Andersson usually design in response to an existing landscape, but their plastic-fibre ‘Diagram’ bench seems to be a landscape in itself. ‘Diagram’s precipitous backrest brings the outline of mountain range to mind, while its rippling surface suggests a topography of mountain plateaux sloping towards the sea.

The bench is a beautiful compliment to a contemporary gallery or a modern museum – where it could be mistaken for an artwork – yet tough enough to be the school playground’s coolest attraction. This Diagram Bench is from Swedish furniture manufacturer Nola.

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