GOING WITH THE GRAIN: design an object using sustainable wood

Competition Details

Bundled Wood Bench

by Peter Bowman

This bench is made up of a grid of 1x1 slats held together by grated vertical supports and locked in place with vertical pins, all cut from a sheet of 4x8x1" FSC-certified plywood. Although it seems light and airy, like a bundle of sticks, even bending like a cushion to the sitter, the matrix of slats and uprights makes for a sturdy and appealing bench. Each slat exposes the inside of the plywood, clearly celebrating the beatiful layers of the plywood itself.