BENCH is a minimal collection created by Berlin-based designer Konstantin Grcic for PLANK. Pushing creative boundaries while keeping an eye on industrialization. This simple formula could characterize the long-standing partnership between PLANK and Konstantin Grcic. 2022 sees the launch of their newest creations, BENCH and BENCH table. The starting point of this project was a plain wooden beam to sit on. Extending both ends of the beam down to the floor creates the legs of a simple bench. The inverted U-shape looks familiar, were it not for a special detail. Seat and legs are plugged together by means of an invisible pin connection, which requires no tools for assembly or disassembly. BENCH table was developed on the same construction principle and complements the bench harmoniously. While the bench is determined in its dimension and shape, the tables can be configured in different formats and leg positions. The timeless simplicity of the design allows BENCH and BENCH table to adapt to many different environments – public and domestic, traditional and modern, simple and elegant. The use of spruce wood, sourced from a local forestry, was a deliberate choice. It pays tribute to PLANK’s legacy as manufacturer of traditional alpine chairs. It also stands for a timeless and long-lasting solution, which expresses PLANK’s uncompromising dedication to the objectives of sustainability. BENCH connects – people, places, perspectives.

Photography by Miro Zagnoli

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