elodie stephan's cimes bench offers 360° viewing in mountainous form elodie stephan's cimes bench offers 360° viewing in mountainous form
aug 07, 2015

elodie stephan's cimes bench offers 360° viewing in mountainous form

elodie stephan’s cimes bench provides 360° viewing in mountainous form

all photos courtesy of elodie stephan




elodie stephan’s ‘cimes’ bench seeks to reconceptualize the the bench into a sculptural form dedicated to landscape viewing. the work features variable slopes which mimic the cortina d’ampezzo region found in the italian dolomites. wood and metal are placed in conversation with one another which highlights their dichotomy and reflects the tension between stone and wood in the alpine environment.

elodie stephan cimes bench
when juxtaposed with the mountainous terrain the wooden bench reveals how it mimics the tree line

elodie stephan cimes bench
the angular form of the metal construction take their form from the jagged edges of the dolomites

elodie stephan cimes bench
the pyramidal shape of the metal allows the user to orient themselves in any direction

elodie stephan cimes bench
detail of the metal and wood joint made to construct elodie stephan cimes bench



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