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BENCH, REST, TABLE
Designer:
Maker:
Material:
Oliver Burgess
Tischlerei Bereuter
Wood (solid white pine from Bregenzerwald)
DESIGNER:
Oliver Burgess

MAKER:
Tischlerei Bereuter

MATERIAL:
Wood (solid white pine from Bregenzerwald)
Burgess’s work has developed from the idea that an object can provide different functions depending on its context and arrangement, and takes inspiration from Tischlerei Bereuter’s practice. For example the hybrid objects produced by the studio which were borne out of necessity, such as a combined toolbox and stool. Burgess has developed upon this by designing two pieces of furniture, which separately form a side table and a bench, but when combined offer new possibilities of use because of their interaction. Thus, they invite the user to alter their arrangement to suit different needs.
The form of each piece references standing and reclined figures when separated, but when placed together, suggests a sitting figure. In a design that is otherwise consciously simple, taking inspiration from utilitarian seating found in religious spaces and shaker furniture, the joints are intentionally left visible to celebrate their craft. The intent is that the two pieces afford a social and flexible way of sitting within a communal space.