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The L5 Spine Bench by Marie Khouri is Made of Voluminous Vertebrae

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 30, 2010 • References: khouri.net and contemporist
When I look at the L5 Spine Bench, I can only picture it in a museum next to other pre-historic fossils. This strange seating fixture looks like the former backbone of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Clearly inspired by the human body, the L5 Spine Bench was designed by Vancouver-based sculptor Marie Khouri. Exhibited at the 2010 IDS West show, this voluminous vertebrae sculpture is made out of lacquered wood and a whole bunch of imagination.