after graduating from the royal college of art, yael and shay set up raw edges design studio where their imaginations could take flight: furniture, installations, and products began to develop with a strong accent on playfulness and childlike wonder. in their latest project featured during london design festival, the artistic duo designed ‘steps’ — a cluster of concrete seats which will live outside of the NOW gallery, creating a space for two to nest, invite people to dwell, play, and relax in this new swathe of london.
the simplicity of the seating will both stand out from the contrasting concrete metropolis and blend into the surrounding verdant peninsula gardens. raw edges‘ main influence was people’s search for resting spots within the city; we can all find relaxing spots that are not designed to become seats like stairs, pavement edges or low brick walls. the designers looked into this behavior; this hunter’s eye that looks for the ideal resting position, such as students during a lunch break, a group of builders having coffee on site or a bunch of friends sitting on the pavement and came up with this small urban landscape that is made from a cluster of concrete units. each unit is like a scaled up domestic armchair, and when arranged together with their different heights, these ‘armchairs’ create an urban texture that invites people to step on, climb and relax.
raw edges steps
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