sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
 
sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
sep 28, 2009

sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A

bench press occupying one of the four corners of the V&A’s domed atrium
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bench press, designed by established & sons‘ sebastian wrong and artist richard woods was presented during london design week. occupying the four corners of the V&A‘s entrance dome, the public seating installation is a series of three tier benches reclaimed from the american tulipwood boards used for the established & sons show in milan earlier this year. 

sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
the colorful wood grain print has been applied by richard wrong
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the construction references the many tiered cornice work aligned around the central atrium of the V&A, which are situated directly above the bench positions. the work intentionally corrupts the high victoria interior architecture of the surrounding area by misaligning the order of the space.‘ – SW
sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
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the jointing details are exposed, displaying the craftsmanship of the 3-meter long benches. richard wood has applied the colorful layers of wood grain print on the end grain, side lengths and full boards of the benches, as well as being sandwiched into the construction of the pieces.

sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
the wood grain print has been applied to the end grain, side lengths and full boards of the benches
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sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
the wood print has also been sandwiched into the construction of the pieces
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sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
visitors enjoying the benches
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over on the other side of town at their east london studio showroom, established & sons have brought together a selection of pieces from their 2009 collection, all in the theme of black and white. when speaking to them about why they chose this theme, it was said that perhaps it was an homage to michael jackson. however, by showcasing the designs in black and white, the focus becomes more about the pieces themselves with distractions of color.

sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
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sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
tudor chair by jaime hayon for established & sons
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sebastian wrong and richard woods: bench press at the V&A
bricks & mortar by sebastian wrong & richard woods for established & sons
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  • I love the brick sofa. It’s great in grey.

    Petra Becker

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