Urban Seating Project_
Material Experimentation & Sustainable Design
Material innovation is a rapidly growing trend in the design industry. This project explores how material experimentation can be the trigger for a design. Altering a materials characteristics can transform it to create a new use and thereby give it higher value.
This bench is made by weaving hemp rope around a cylindrical mould in a repeated pattern. It is then set with bio-resin. This gives the bench an almost magical aura as the rope, usually soft and flexible, takes on a rigid, solid form.