A seat doesn't have to require the meticulous engineering of a bridge, but the Swilken Bench by Andrew Dickson exhibits such remarkable attention to structural detail that you can expect to never make that short fall to the floor.
The exquisite piece achieves magnificent material harmony with concrete, metal and a smooth wooden seat. The overall form demands an appreciation of the continuous curve from end to end, through which the natural and manmade are joined together in an exemplary union. Radiating with absolute grace, the Swilken Bench by Andrew Dickson is enhanced with a high-gloss finish over the rich red wood grain and a bright burnished steel. A reminder that the built environment is all relative, this bridge for the buttocks embraces universality of form with a reference to its Scottish overpass original.
The Swilken Bench by Andrew Dickson is Scaled Down for Sitting
Amelia Roblin — April 24, 2011 — Art & Design
References: behance.net & industrialdesignserved