Conceived as a multiple seating structure, the bench aspires to facilitate interaction between users. Designed by Marco Goffi, its initial form referenced French traditional seating structures. It further evolved into a curvilinear element, growing organically through rotation and translation of the triangular section. The movement of the ‘roto-section” generates an organic shell with significant sculptural qualities.
After the first polystyrene arrangement, just to control proportions and sloping part, a wood model in scale 1:1 was created and after some correction by hand, the official basic “object” necessary to manufacture the mold was decided upon. The type of mold has been conditioned from the type of the finishing Fusillo will offer and considering the polished lacquering as the best obtainable result, it was decided to manufacture a fiberglass mold with a gel-coated inner finish.
The author describes the final design stage:
“Viewing the final result and its features I’ve faced the final step: multiply the seats following the conceptual idea to create a real module. Technically speaking the last topic investigated has been the joint between each Fusillo: it will “have to be strong and slim at the same time” was my nightmare, and the aluminium insert was the answer.
The thought was to offer a public seating to use in different location, also in outdoor situation, but the main aim has been to create an item able to live NOT ALONE, as the users.”
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