Madison Lounge Bench by Gerardo Ríos

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Madison

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Lounge Bench

INSPIRATION:
Part of the Cosmic collection inspired on the cars around 1959. The angle of the legs resembles a rising rocket, and the upholstered surface seems to float upon four metal cylinders that supports it, providing the illusion of an airplane wing. The collection expresses modernism and the spatial idealism present in the early 60's, with a modern and renovated twist that provides a contrast to the upholstery which makes it suitable in almost any contemporary style.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This comfortable bench has a good size to sit up to 3 persons, and at the same time it has a light and beautiful design.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
These lightweight forms provide sufficient strength and size to accommodate up to three adults, sitting without a problem and at the same time it is easy to carry and move.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project took 10 weeks from the first sketches to the final prototype for mass production, made in the laboratory and prototype design in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Built in solid German Beech wood, with stainless steel cylindrical supports and upholstered with high density foam. The joint system is mortise and tenon, using Italian high end machinery.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
1300mm W x 450mm D x 370mm H

TAGS:
Modernism, spatial idealism, lounge bench, decorative, furniture

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The design of the joinery and the angles of the structure were studied and tested carefully so that this piece could withstand daily use and up to 300 kg of weight without breaking. 4 prototypes were built.

CHALLENGE:
To achieve a visual lightness on the structure, without losing resistance.

ADDED DATE:
2015-06-30 19:40:48

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Gerardo Ríos

IMAGE CREDITS:
Ricardo López

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
G. Rios Furniture & Design

PROFILE:
G.Rios is a design furniture brand dedicated to produce unique, stylish, art quality furniture that comes to life from the sometimes urgent need to express his creator's and sole designer's desires, inspirations and love of all things beautiful. Art crafted one by one, mostly by hand focused in an art approach of sensual interactivity with the expectator / user. Created to be luxurious unique pieces of design, their target market is mainly art collectors and people that apreciate and can afford a unique piece of art for a rich senseful space at home or office.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Madison Lounge Bench by Gerardo Ríos is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Madison Lounge Bench by Gerardo Ríos is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.



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