benchmarks series by onsite studio
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jan 15, 2013
benchmarks series by onsite studio


benchmarks series by onsite studio
image © sebastien normand

 

 

2012 saw the apparition of three sculptural benches on the spuiplein in the hague, that were inaugurated throughout the year.
the public art installation ‘benchmark’, created by belgian designer sebastien wierinck, consists of three seating platforms
made from a total of 960m freeform bent tubes of stainless steel. the forms are computer-generated from the variation of
profiles along a given axis (loop, ‘S’ or ‘X’ shape): surfaces created by morphing the various profiles together. they are then
angled by a digitally operated production tool and welded.

 

the ‘functional sculptures’ act as a satellite for one of the square’s surrounding landmark buildings, and each one aims to
create a different type of interaction with its users. wierinck explains: ‘the intention was for each object to propose an
ending for the sentence: ‘sit down on spuiplein and…’. although sitting down is seen as a rather passive act in itself,
we tried to identify various reasons for this action.’

 

 


benchmark A
image © sebastien normand

 

 


benchmark B
image © sebastien normand

 

 


benchmark B
image © sebastien normand

 

 


benchmark B
image © sebastien normand

 

 


benchmark C
image © sebastien normand

 

 


benchmark C
image © sebastien normand

 

 


benchmark C
image © sebastien normand

 
benchmark A

 


benchmark B

 


benchmark C

 

 

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