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Designer : Jean COUVREUR

JUDO - Bench

Year of creation: 2012
Country : France



© Marie Flores

Dimensions: H. 43 x L. 90 x l. 36 cm

Materials : chesnut

As its name implies, Judo flexes its three timber members to a strict geometry in a piece that folds out in one deft movement. Top and legs are articulated by sprung hinges sunk into bevelled edges. The flat surfaces are pulled together tight and stiffened in a single out-fold movement that configures the bench as a unit. As a standing structure, the bench looks like an object in solid wood rather than a knock-down stackable piece. Created in 2010 during a research stay, organized by the Pôle expérimental métiers d’art, Nontron, a creators-in-residence programme in the Dordogne region.

Project Assistance : 2012
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