bespoke bench_01 by cradle design studio uses misfit tree parts
bespoke bench_01 by cradle design studio uses misfit tree parts bespoke bench_01 by cradle design studio uses misfit tree parts
jun 08, 2015

bespoke bench_01 by cradle design studio uses misfit tree parts

bespoke bench_01 by cradle design studio uses misfit tree parts




‘bench_01’ is an experiment in efficiency by design studio cradle. a collaboration between jessye grundlingh, andrew kroetsch, and nicholas koppelaar, the seating piece is made with the first cut of a tree. often referred to as the ‘misfit’, the piece is often discarded. ‘bench_01’, as a system for design, questions what is waste, and what uses the doomed materials have. minimal work was done to alter the wood, and only a few hours are needed to prepare the steel bench structure.

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detail of steel structure

from above

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‘bench_01’ is an exploration into the practically of using waste materials in design

the ‘misfit’ cut is often discarded in the milling process

detail of form

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from behind



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