The Intermission Bench is the first limited-edition furniture piece produced by NØDE, a new design studio combining industrial design with modern production methods that comes out of Bronze Age Studio in Cape Town. The bench is produced out of a single piece of 20 mm thick, airplane-grade aluminium plate. Due to the plate’s thickness, it was necessary to heat treat the aluminium to several hundred degrees Celsius, as well as use an 80-ton press in order to bend down the sides. Countless hours of hand carving ensued, with emphasis on the hollowing out of the seating area, as well as the final surface texture. With its anodised finish, the result is an object of simplistic, yet sculptural shape that is refined in its form.
Hand-carved anodised aluminium
174 x 32 x 46 cm