The Story of 'Cork Bench'
“I have the impression that design undergoes fundamental changes due to advances in technology, and that, therefore, unpredictability and intuition play a smaller role in the creative process. In the creation of ‘Cork Bench’, I thus embrace and make visible the craft of sculpting.
What was once a rectangular block of foam has been carved into shape. Without involving machines, I tore off parts bit by bit, leaving my choices visible and discovering the bench’s final shape. In this way, every bench becomes a unique object that appears to levitate thanks to its transparent support structure.