I was given the opportunity to see a lot of thing in my life; I have experienced things from a very large domain but so far only a few things kept surprising me constantly; cosmos and design are some of them. Take this bench for instance; this sculptural piece of furniture was designed by Baldessary e Baldessari to look like a giant clothes pin made entirely from cedar.
The two big parts were carefully carved in solid wood logs to replicate exactly the tiny object we used to play with when we were kids. I would consider this a bold design because first, I don’t think that there is somewhere in the world a bench that looks like this one and second, I really didn’t thought that this is doable, not to mention that I have never imagined that a wooden clothes pin can become at a more larger scale something that is equally useful and functional.
As much as I appreciate the marvelous design, this piece destined more towards looks than functionality; a normal long bench can have the same effect for those who sit, but the visual impact over the environment is more dramatic with this piece of furniture. After all if it wasn’t for people’s curiosity and desire to create something new we would still be surrounded by boxy things that look all the same. We were always on the quest for more comfort and for beauty, and when these two things are combined perfectly, the magic happens.