At ICFF 2009, we met James Coombes and Dominique Gonfard, the founders of Lerival, which is a new web-based store dedicated to selling furniture designed by architects. One of their first pieces is the Infinity Bench from Paris based architect Carl Fredrik Svenstedt.
The organic shape of this bench / table / recliner is the result of clever mathematics. The rings are serial, concentric hoops, like the layers of an onion, cut from less than 3.4 m² of flat furniture-grade plywood using CNC technology. The variations in diameter of the rings create a structurally stable, undulating sequence.