Atelier Van Lieshout Creates a Skeletal Crawling Bench

By: Peter Vallas - Published: Jun 14, 2011 • References: ateliervanlieshout and wewastetime.wordpress
Atelier Van Lieshout is a Dutch designer who creates unique sculptures. His style comes from a variety of skeletal and morbid inspirations.

The latest work from Atelier Van Lieshout is called the crawling man bench. This one-of-a-kind seating arrangement looks pretty uncomfortable to sit on, but it's more of an artwork than a piece of furniture. The crawling man bench is a humanitarian effort by Atelier Van Lieshout to show how people struggle to retain health and proper living all around the world. Atelier Van Lieshout has also created similar sculptural pieces that include a man with head down on a desk and others that pertain the same emaciate behavior.

Unless it were Halloween, I can't imagine this seating set being in many homes.