tim defleur embeds ancestral technique into contemporary bench for oza
 
tim defleur embeds ancestral technique into contemporary bench for oza
sep 14, 2015

tim defleur embeds ancestral technique into contemporary bench for oza

tim defleur embeds ancestral technique into contemporary bench for oza
all images courtesy of tim defleur

 

 

 

aiming to highlight the ancient know-how and craftsmanship of anatolia, turkey, tim defleur has collaborated with oza design to create ‘the bench for oza’, a simple and asymmetrical seating object with a braided top. presented at hotel bloom during brussels design september 2015, the bench has a clean aesthetic that plays with subtle and unexpected elements.

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
the bench exhibited at brussels design september 2015
125cm x 42cm x 39cm

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
the colored non-woven fabric under the caning pattern makes the rattan stand out

 

 

in order to make the rattan braiding the focal point, defleur has placed a non-woven colored fabric under it to make the caning pattern stand out, creating a sophisticated element that catches the eye. completely made out of oak, the seat has a side outgrowth that allows users to place their belongings like keys, notebooks and phones or even a small table lamp.

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
the side outgrowth serves to place belongings or even a small lamp

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
the ‘bench for oza’ at the bloom hotel in brussels

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
made entirely out of oak wood

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
detail view of the finishes and angled leg

tim defleur embeds an ancestral technique into his contemporary oza bench
traditional making of the rattan braid or caning pattern

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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