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Levitating Sculptural Seats

The h220430 Mimic Bench has Strange Social and Surreal Qualities

— June 2, 2011 — Art & Design
Benches are common places to sit and have a rest or wait for a friend, and you won't have to repose alone if you've located the h220430 Mimic Bench. Despite the fact that the three figures joining you are in fact simply sculptures, you may find that they're enough to keep you company and embody a comforting stillness amidst a bustling crowd.

The boomerang-shaped bleacher is designed primarily for open public spaces where you can approach it from 360 degrees with an optimal view of your carved companions. Another of the most compelling features of the floating h220430 Mimic Bench is that the legs of the mannequins make up all of the vertical support necessary to keep the playful piece of furniture at steady ergonomic height.
Trend Themes
1. Levitation Furniture - The trend of levitating furniture presents an opportunity for designers to create unique and visually striking seating options that defy gravity.
2. Interactive Sculptural Seating - The trend of interactive sculptural seating offers a chance for designers to merge art and functionality, providing users with a one-of-a-kind seating experience.
3. Emotional Design in Public Spaces - The trend of incorporating emotional design elements in public spaces opens up opportunities for designers to create benches and seating areas that evoke specific emotions and enhance the overall ambiance.
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - The furniture design industry can explore innovative techniques and materials to create levitating sculptural seats that push the boundaries of traditional seating design.
2. Art and Installation - The art and installation industry can collaborate with designers to create interactive sculptural seating installations that captivate audiences and blur the line between art and functional furniture.
3. Urban Planning and Architecture - The urban planning and architecture industry can integrate emotionally designed benches and seating areas into public spaces, creating welcoming environments that promote relaxation and social interaction.
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