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Wiba / bench

Wiba
Wiba

The apparently rigid bench reveals a new sitting experience. As the bench resonates any movements of the body, it raises ones awareness of what it means to sit. So the interacting with it introduces us to new tactile perceptions and makes their feature, which is embodied in the material, visible. It is only the curved shape of the stainless steel band that enables this affect. The Idea was to show the complexity or special feature, that an simply looking object can have.

The bench is covered with a smooth felt, which makes it more comfortable to sit on. The movements of the bench have an relaxing affect to the user.

University

Hochschule Pforzheim

Hochschule Pforzheim
Pforzheim, Germany

Design

Lisa Schmid

Lisa Schmid
Birenbach, Germany