Grid Bench is a minimalist bench created by Hangzhou-based designer Mario Tsai. Grid is the instruction to convert an image into pixels in image processing. Based on this, the designer rasterized the basic form of the bench.The 5mm thin plywood sheet is used as the basic unit after pixilation, and the horizontal and vertical sheets are vertically inserted to form a stable structure.The hidden plug structure makes the sheets seem to be unrelated. And then every pieces visually present a sense of floating and an unstable critical state.The contrast between its thin property and the visual of weight adds to the dramatic nature of the product. The green gradient version of the grid bench is the designer’s experiment of pixelation of color intervals, each piece showing a green, so the seat with19 pieces presents 19 different green gradients.

Photography by Chen Hua

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