the ‘worm bench’ is a modular system that can playfully evolve in shape and color 

 

valencian practice clap studio has developed its first modular system for furniture brand MISSANA called the ‘worm bench’. inspired by millipedes’ shape, the bench offers a playful design that can evolve and change according to spatial needs. a rendering by vladimir naumov further highlights the studio’s amusing creation. 

a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 6
all images © angel segura (unless stated otherwise)

 

 

‘we got the inspiration when we remembered exploring the ever-so-funny and round-shaped millipede worms as children. fascinated by the way they bend and scroll in that stylish technique, the idea of designing the first system for MISSANA (see more heresuddenly came to mind,‘ explains jordi iranzo from clap studio (see more here).

a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 12
rendering © vladimir naumov

 

 

a three-part design simulating millipede movements 

 

the ‘worm bench’ is made up of just three modules: the end module, the straight module, and the curved module that bends at 22.5º. the three-part design leads to a set up of endless combinations by playing with size, shape, and color. additionally, each module comprises two distinct parts: a round upholstered seat and a metal structure with numerous legs that simulate those of a millipede worm.a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 9

a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 4

a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 7

a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 1

a playful bench called worm designed by valencian designers clap studio 2

 

 

 

 

 

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clap studio designs playful, millipede-inspired bench for MISSANA
 
clap studio designs playful, millipede-inspired bench for MISSANA
 
clap studio designs playful, millipede-inspired bench for MISSANA
 
clap studio designs playful, millipede-inspired bench for MISSANA
 
clap studio designs playful, millipede-inspired bench for MISSANA
 

project info:

 

name: worm bench
design: clap studio
client: MISSANA

photography: angel segura

rendering: vladimir naumov

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom