Kefa Bench Combines Natural Materials for an Artificially Organic Composition

 - Feb 14, 2014
The concept and the superior craftsmanship behind the Kefa Bench identify it as a contemporary piece of design; however, the ideas from which this stool grew are rooted in the earliest forms of architecture. Alessandro Marelli's chair channels the rudimentary building materials that were resourcefully and industriously assembled to create shelters and sanctuaries before more sophisticated techniques of stone construction were developed.

To make this thoughtful item, the designer cut a large segment of a tree trunk, forming it to take a trapezoidal section. A hefty fragment of rock was then sculpted to accommodate the slotting in of the broad wooden beam. In the Kefa Bench, the geological foundation provides weight and stability for the much softer timber surface.