Using common construction materials and methods, such as Sonotubes for forms or molds, and cast concrete to build the end supports for the bench. Sonotubes are easily customizable to create a variety of shapes from the basic cylinder to accommodate adding a bench/seat as the third piece of the SONO bench. The custom concrete cylinders can be cast with a hollow core, for a lighter weight and lighting, and yet still have enough weight for stability so it will stay put when it's bumped into. The natural texture of the cement can also be combined with a variety of composite materials for surfaces and color accents for a modern aesthetic.
What is the idea behind your Sparda-Bank-Bench?
The thinking behind the idea started with what the bank represents, and what it wants to project as a business, The two words that came to mind were Strength and Stability. So I started with that in mind. I wanted a bench that would be heavy enough for the Strength, so it couldn't be knocked around and out of place easily. But at the same time provide the stability needed to hold from the use from all kinds of people.
What makes your Sparda-Bench iconic?
Strong and stable sculptural form and the tactile touch of the concrete.
Give us an idea of how your bench is produced and at what costs.
It's so simple it's almost self-explanatory. Cast cement for the end supports. The bench components could be made out of steel tubing framing and powered coated sheet metal or natural wood which goes well with the natural cement texture. As you can imagine, the cost would certainly be within a reasonable range. Plus, the costs would depend on the different builds and materials chosen for the seat.
Is your bench transportable and all weather proof?
It has weight for stability, so it will stay in one place. It can be made to break down easily, two end pieces and the bench. And it would easily handle the elements in a courtyard setting. To move it would be like any other office furniture. One or two people and a dolly!
Did you use any stock or third party material? Please list all stock, fonts, and creative commons material!
Various single and background images from general internet searches. For comp/presentation purposes only.