‘bench B’ is the most recent addition to the extrusions collection conceived by konstantin grcic and produced by BD barcelona design. the first piece to debut in the series was a table in which the german designer wanted to reference the history of the spanish company – manufacturing designs which combine the artisanal with the industrial – by developing it from extruded aluminium. the result was a working surface which in its largest dimensions measures 6 meters in length. the next obvious decision was to create a chair to accompany it, but rather than continuing with the same material choice, grcic opted for wood with a single extruded element – the technical spine which supports the object. the folding seat takes on a classic form with a half round back which allows for horizontal stacking.
the chair can be used as a one-seater or arranged to extend into a bench up to 6 meters long
all images courtesy of BD barcelona
drawing references from the famous ‘barcelona chair’ by mies van der rohe, bench B can function as a one-seater side chair, with or without arms, and can be arranged into a bench of up to 6 meters long if needed. meant for both indoor and outdoor applications, the entirely aluminium construction, which can also be upholstered, is a kit of parts which can be transformed into very different typologies or bench uses.
supporting leg structure
the chair comes as a kit of parts which can be turned into different seating typologies
konstantin grcic with the extrusions collection
konstantin grcic with a single bench B component