Take a Seat by Anna-Lisa Fondato, an industrial designer based in Florence, Italy, looks like the hard cracked surface of a desert floor. Although this gives the bench a visually striking aesthetic, it couldn't be farther from the truth. Instead of an unforgiving seat, it gives way to the weight of the sitter for added comfort. This is made possible by the use of high-density flexible polyurethane foam that lies just beneath the teak wood.
Stemming from an awareness of real relational developmental changes due to the proliferation of social networks, the adapting surface of Take a Seat by Anna-Lisa Fondato, in collaboration with Flavia Balzoni, gives it a mechanical softness that is pleasantly unexpected. It debuted at the Fuori Salone in Milan.