The Sofi Bench by Cristian Arostegui-UHPC.jpg

sofi BENCH

Seating

Sofi Bench

20"W. x 18"H. x 15 1/2"D.

Winner of the Prototype exhibit of the IDS West 2015 / Nominated for the German Design Award 2016

This piece is the derivative of one of our first designs, the Marea Bench, an organic design inspired by the movement of the ocean. Retaining elements of the original vision, and taking advantage of Ductal, UHPC (ultra high performance concrete), the design evolved into a conceptualization of an animal’s anatomy, specifically, my dog Sofi.  The subtle curves and thin profile of the bench give a delicate feeling and look to this strong seat.

The Sofi bench has a multifunctional, versatile design that is suited to a varity of environments- It can be used inside or outside. This modern and elegant design will add style and sophistication to any space, from one piece in a living room to a pairing combination in an office lobby, museum, art gallery or park. The dimensions of the bench are based on the Fibonacci proportions (20"W. x 18"H. x 15 1/2"D.)

Manufactured by Szolyd, the entire process has been done locally in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Ductal is a new product created by Lafarge.  Similar to concrete, UHPC, Ductal is stronger and lighter, using fibers instead of metal to give this material incomparable durability, beauty, and strength.

The Sofi bench press release