Origami Bench – Geometry of Planes

Furniture Inspired by Adaptive, Responsive Architecture

We came across this dynamic furniture piece during one of our Furniture, Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) searches recently.

Made of faceted Baltic birch plywood and white laminate, joined with piano hinged joints and tubular steel legs, the Origami Bench by blackLAB architects, has been designed for public seating and gains structural strength from the way the geometry of the planes fold together.

When looking at this, you can’t help but wonder how many combinations or orientations of the plywood planes they possibly tried before they struck success.

“Much of the beauty that arises in art, comes from the struggle an artist wages with his limited medium” – Henri Matisse

The bench was originally created for the See the Light exhibit, at the 2014 Interior Design Show in Toronto.
Photos by blackLAB architects inc.