Open/Close Bench

Furniture speaks to the dynamic between the people that use it.

This piece reveals our tendencies to be drawn towards or away from closeness, both our attraction and aversion to intimacy. Comprised of a pair of moving seats which can merge together face to face or separate back to back to juxtapose connection and disconnection, the presence of two seats implies an interpersonal human relationship, but it does not favour one configuration over the other. This invites the audience to read into the possible arrangements, the interaction between the two seats and relationship of those who might occupy them.

Crafted from solid maple and solid cherry
as well as steel tube and rod (hidden)

Received ‘Designlines Loves’ tag
for Top 100 Designs of Toronto Design Week, 2017.