kevin hviid symbolizes the perfection and value of togetherness with bob the bench kevin hviid symbolizes the perfection and value of togetherness with bob the bench
jun 09, 2016

kevin hviid symbolizes the perfection and value of togetherness with bob the bench

kevin hviid symbolizes the perfection and value of togetherness with bob the bench
(above) the design of the bench references the memphis philosophy of color and kitsch
image © hans h. baerholm

 

 

materials: steel and brass
dimensions: 110 x 110 x 68 cm 

 

 

designer kevin hviid is a copenhagen-based architect and the man behind the studio of the same name who has created ‘bob is a bench’. its design references the memphis philosophy with its color and kitsch. ‘form does not have to follow function. design is about communication’; this tells the ground idea behind designing ‘bob the bench’ very well. the seating object symbolizes the perfection and value of togetherness. coming together can be a beautiful thing, and is something much needed in these days. it is a very graphical piece of furniture, which strives to communicate and attract attention to its presence. the bench is not just a piece of furniture, but also an image of entity and harmony.


the seating object symbolizes the perfection and value of togetherness
image © hans h. baerholm 

 

 

 

the design plays with the geometric rigor, wit and the structure and shapes of seating, with the aim of merging structure and decoration, but still in a very simple shape. the bench has a circular cutout, with an oversized front and back. for the viewer, the bench has the same immediacy as snapshots. the construction is in steel with rectangular steel pipes, and horizontal circular pipes in the semi-circles. the armrests are in raw brass, a natural disinfectant.


it is a very graphical piece of furniture, which strives to communicate and attract attention to its presence
image © hans h. baerholm  

 

 

 

the bench has been selected to be presented at re f o r m 2016 design biennale, a biannual exhibition space, which strives to assemble the strongest field within modern danish design. the bench has been accomplished in a collaboration with the danish national workshops for arts and crafts.


the design plays with the geometric rigor, wit and the structure and shapes of seating
image © hans h. baerholm

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Very nice except for the arm rests which are a bit week.

    vladimir says:
  • I love this chair! – it reminds me a bit of Riteveld – and I don’t think the arms are too ‘weak’ – beautifully detailed!!!

    trimtab21 says:

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