SPROUTING BENCH

SPROUTING BENCH

CONCEPT

VISUAL

LOCATION

ATHENS, GREECE

YEAR

2010

TYPE

FURNITURE DESIGN

STATUS

COMPETITION

The sprouting bench is a proposal for a public bench. The initial idea was to design a morphologically “live” object which alludes to plant growth patterns. The research was orientated towards studying processes of morphogenesis, self generation, self organisation and growth of plant systems. The design process initiated with the development of an initial component. The component was altered and manipulated to give us of four self similar different elements. The elements were synthesised and proliferated according to the parameters of elemental proximity radial growth. A modified circle packing algorithm was used to identify the position of each element according to the neighbouring elements. The outcome was the creation of a sculptural object. The bench was constructed primarily out of metal, applying manufacturing techniques used in the brass (pneumatic) instruments production and the seating surfaces were made out of beech wood.

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

  • KOIS STELIOS
  • NIKOS PATSIAOURAS

PROJECT LEADER

NIKOS PATSIAOURAS

DESIGN TEAM

  • GIANNIS KECHAIDIS
  • AKIS OYLKEROGLOY