FUTURE SYSTEMS / AMANDA LEVETE
A piece of found driftwood initiated the design for the Drift bench. The naturally formed fluid lines of that found object provided inspiration for Amanda Levete’s exercises in complex curves, angles and subtracted spaces.
The Drift bench is an extremely sculptural design whose function, as a seating object, is clear although the primary concern for Levete has been translating her organic, highly sensual architectural language into a condensed form. The remarkable bench acts as a freestanding feature piece and works equally well on its own, mirrored as a pair or positioned in sequence.
Best Furniture Design, Design Week Awards, 2007
L2880mm x D870mm x H420mm, seat depth 420mm
Satin-matt painted glass reinforced polyester, high-gloss painted glass reinforced polyester
White RAL 9003, black RAL 9005, orange RAL 2009, luminous orange (high-gloss only)