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Ratoeira Bench / Bench

Ratoeira Bench
Ratoeira Bench

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Like the object that inspired this design, a mousetrap, the seat locking is obtained by the steel tube feet that works as a lever at the wood. Looking for visual lightness, we rounded the solid wood seat edge, which also adds contemporarity. The most important thing to this project is the simplicity of production and assembling. The user only has to connect a carved wood plank with the two steel feet in order to have a bench. The steel feet are made of a pair of curved welded tubes, working as a lever. Another important point is that the bench can be dismounted into three elements and put inside a thin box, which makes its transport easier and cheaper.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Practical Use, Execution / Material Selection

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America, Further localization:: The company is at Brazil but we can export the bench all over the world.

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months


Client / Manufacturer

Reeps Industria e Comércio de

Reeps Industria e Comércio de
Móveis Ltda.
Lajeado, Brazil


Em2 Design

Em2 Design
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mariana Betting Ferrarezi, Roberto Hercowitz

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