New York-based designer Laurie Beckerman has created the Ionic Bench.

Laurie says:

It’s inspired by the capital of an Ionic column.  Instead of the look of dense stone, I wanted to extract the lines of the form to create a light, spacious and resilient bench in which a person sits in the middle — framed on either side by two big luxurious scrolls.

Made from 1″ thick Baltic birch plywood, the bench’s profile is cut out 18 times with the use of CNC technology.  The slices are laminated together for a strong, curvaceous form.  The surfaces that reveal the plies are finely sanded, and coated with a high-quality Italian acrylic;  the result is a seat that is sensuously smooth to the touch.

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Visit Laurie Beckerman’s website – here.

The Ionic Bench is available through the Outdoorz Gallery – here.

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