gal ben arav: bamboo bench
gal ben arav: bamboo bench gal ben arav: bamboo bench
jan 25, 2011

gal ben arav: bamboo bench

‘bamboo bench’ by gal ben-arav

bamboo is a plant that is quickly replenished, making it a sustainable choice for construction. it also has a high mechanical strength and durability to weather conditions. choosing to use the material in its natural and raw form, israeli designer gal ben-arav has developed the ‘bamboo bench’. he has done so in wanting to maintain the materialism, simplicity and natural morphology of the quickly growing species, while on the other hand, creating a conflict and tension between it and industry – aluminium casting.

front view

the seating unit can be formed using two different bench typologies: with or without a back. two cast aluminum frames, reflecting the silhouette of a chair or stool form the structural support of the bench. raw pieces of bamboo fill the frames, acting as both the seat and back of the furniture object. the frames can be adjusted along the length of the bamboo used according to structural needs and weight limits.


  • this is good

    ivan says:
  • REally NiCe!!!!!!!! GrEat big ConGratuLations!

    ConGratuLations! says:
  • great!

    yes indeed says:
  • really nice, though i’m afraid it pinch my ass, and would still sit in it

    samuel snickers says:
  • Amazing design

    shauli says:
  • great design!

    Dana says:
  • Nice design, I would imagine this bench would have quite low embodied energy to produce or ship (especially if you used recycled steel)

    And if it is used with a native tree/plant species …

    Dean says:
  • Bravo!

    ANA VIDELA says:
  • Very best simple idea!

    Mette U says:
  • I would buy this today. I just harvested a bunch of my own bamboo today…

    Sam Lowry says:

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