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 café, 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.

 

 

piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek the seating system measures several metres in length

 

 

piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek the bench in its folded position

 

 

piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek colorful panels of blue, orange and grey line the back and seat of the benches

 

 

piet hein eek: long folding bench for verkadefabriek left: view of the double-sided bench in both opened and closed positionsright: single module of the seating system