A striking bench design by Laurie Wiid Van Heerden

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As a marvelous tribute to the love of working with wood, a Cape Town-based designer Laurie Wild van Heerden designed a bench, which will be at display at upcoming Design MiamiBasel exhibition. Still, untitled, this bench is designed for a client, the Southern Build Collection.

The bench design varies a long way from any traditional design and is inspired by a technique that the designer had learnt while working with Artist Wim Botha.

South African designer Laurie Wiid van Heerden 6

The fabrication work used a 3m long and 5mm thick electro-galvanised midl steel top, while stanless steel legs measures 4.5mm in thickness. Then, the design is coated with ferro-grade black power, black patina stainless steel fittings. The bench also features in-house manufactured cladded timber elements. The final product was then finished in a durable satin clear lacquer.
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The hand machined timber components are fitted very carefully to present the energy or movement of the design. The intricate timber joints are in abundance and give it a look of a cluster of sharp bevelled angles. The lines of timber joints and facets spread through the length of the bench.

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South African designer Laurie Wiid van Heerden 4

South African designer Laurie Wiid van Heerden 3

Via:DesignInDaba