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Lionel Doyen's Swing is an Eccentrically Structured Suspended Bench

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: lioneldoyen and design-milk
Lionel Doyen's Swing is a truly original piece of furniture that finds itself tangled between the classifications of bench, chair, swaying seat and abstract sculpture. It comprises two primary materials that are combined in an imaginative way, creating a finished product that is surprising, captivating and playful.

The structure of the idiosyncratic oscillating seat has been formed by joining five long metal rods together with a pair of spacing frames. The bundled yellow sticks are warped for a more dynamic appearance that looks different from every angle. The long beige straps are integral to the visual and functional elements of Lionel Doyen's Swing. They bind the framework to offer a comfortable perch, they extend upwards to suspend the bench from the ceiling, and they contribute aesthetically to an overall whimsical design.