piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek
piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek
may 19, 2013

piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek

long folding bench for verkadefabriek by piet hein eekall images courtesy of piet hein eek





the verkadefabriek in hertogenbosch, the netherlands is a cultural centre dedicated to the performing arts, theatre and film.the space requires a certain amount of flexibility to accommodate its range of programs and asked piet hein eek to develop a bench system several metres in length, with double-sided seating for use between the restaurant and cafĂ©, that could be quickly and easily removed. the dutch designer has conceived a folding bench concept which when extended, lands on its ‘feet’ in an open position, and which can simply be closed and rolled away when not in use.



the seating system measures several metres in length



the bench in its folded position



colorful panels of blue, orange and grey line the back and seat of the benches



left: view of the double-sided bench in both opened and closed positionsright: single module of the seating system


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