raw edges: plaid bench
raw edges: plaid bench raw edges: plaid bench
sep 29, 2010

raw edges: plaid bench

‘plaid bench’ image © designboom



UK-based raw edges (yael mer and shay akalay) designed ‘plaid bench’ as part of the bench 10 project – organized by the lollipop shoppe – during london design week 2010. the seating unit consists of three different benches: a hardwood version, a plywood bench painted white, as well as a pine construction which has been painted in bright blues and greens. each of the designs can stand alone, however, raw edges has made the three benches in such a way that they interlock into one another horizontally and vertically, creating a large rectangular platform forming a vibrant plaid pattern.



raw edges: plaid bench image © designboom



designboom previously wrote about JDS architects’ ‘stair’ bench which was also presented as part of the project.



raw edges: plaid bench the pine benches have been painted with bold greens and blues image © designboom



raw edges: plaid bench profile image © designboom



raw edges: plaid bench interlocking detail image © designboom



raw edges: plaid bench profile of the three bench types and how they interlock image © designboom



here is a look at the construction process:

raw edges: plaid bench the three benches



raw edges: plaid bench arranging the benches



raw edges: plaid bench laying the pieces into one another



raw edges: plaid bench ‘plaid bench’ construction in progress



raw edges: plaid bench shay akalay of raw-edges finishing-up the assembly



raw edges: plaid bench placing the last hardwood bench in place



how the ‘plaid’ bench is assembled

video courtesy of raw edes design studio

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