grupo bondi: m. bench at DMY berlin 2011 grupo bondi: m. bench at DMY berlin 2011
jun 16, 2011

grupo bondi: m. bench at DMY berlin 2011

‘m. bench’ by grupo bondi at DMY berlin image © designboomspotted at DMY berlin 2011, the ‘m. bench’ is an ottoman created by grupo bondi, an argentinian design practice started by ivan lopez prystajko and eugenio gomez llambi. made out of cement, this seat uses a patented technology to produce what appears to be a plush ottoman.

moved by the contradictions in their city of buenos aires, grupo bondi recovers the poetics of inanimate objects by subverting expectations. imagining a narrative for the ‘m. bench,’ for instance, the designers explain: ‘born out of its aristocratic life, it turned into stone in order to endure the unmerciful weather, live outside, sleep under the stars and be connected to life.’

each seat includes holes for water drainage image © designboom

seam detail image © designboom

internal structure of black version, complete with a cloth tag to add to the trompe-l’oeil effect image © designboom

the foil packets are grupo bondi’s business card, which read ‘the ideas are in the air from buenos aires, argentina’ image © designboom

grupo bondi presentation at DMY berlin 2011

image © designboom

designer eugenio gomez llambi of grupo bondi portrait © designboom

image courtesy of grupo bondi

the designers have also created other seating forms with this manufacturing process, ‘m. pillow’ and ‘buenos aires bench.’ these concrete forms are being adapted for a large park in buenos aires, scheduled to open to the public next month.

‘m. bench’ with ‘m. pillow’ image courtesy of grupo bondi

‘buenos aires bench’ image courtesy of grupo bondi

‘buenos aires bench’ detail image courtesy of grupo bondi

  • Si no lo toco no lo creo! Fantástico.

    Daniel. says:
  • grande Eugeniooo!!!! Este es un pollo FADU! . Me alegro de que te hayas salido con la tuya. Felicitaciones

    AndresFerrero - DisInd3 - FADU - UBA says:
  • es increible!! te sentas y es no es para nada mullido como parece. jejeje
    está perfectamente hecho!

    Gabita says:
  • Adore. Poetic, in every sense. Brilliant, sly and winking at everyone, these pieces are alive! The designers are true Wizards, turning cement into pillows. LOVE IT!!!

    AwefilledAva says:
  • Me impresionó sinceramente, cuando leí la descripción en inglés, pensé que estaba entendiendo mal. Que grandioso trabajo. Futuro asegurado para tu producto.

    Felipe Briceño says:
  • groso!!!

    nachofabio says:
  • wow, simplemente wow

    EHV says:
  • bien papa! aportando al diseño y desde argentina mucho mejor.. que orgullo

    toto says:
  • Very nice-the texture is amazing!

    Miel says:
  • Bien por el Diseño Argentino!!

    Kotta studio says:
  • bien ahi oke, estas en berlin!!

    me alegro muchisimo, me acuerdo que me contaste hace un tiempo que estabas pensando en ir…y se hizo realidad!!

    te felicito, segui asi, que la buena onda atrae más buena onda 🙂

    catalina says:

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