EQUILIBRIUM Brings a Minimalist Approach to Seating with a Twist

07.05.17 | By
EQUILIBRIUM Brings a Minimalist Approach to Seating with a Twist

EQUILIBRIUM is a project by Maria Dal Canto and Lena Holzer that involves three objects typically spotted outdoors in gardens and parks – benches, loungers, and picnic tables. While each design is different, they’re joined by their minimalist design approach, as well as by using the same material. That’s not all though…each one requires cooperation between another person when it’s time to sit.

The collection includes a chaise lounge, a bench, and a table that all feature simple iron frames that tend to retreat to the background with the red rope taking the spotlight. When not in use, the rope remains slack with gentle curves waiting to embrace the sitter. But it’s not just about the look of the three objects – it’s also about the game built in that becomes apparent as soon as someone goes to sit down. If a person sits by themselves, they will either fall through or be too uncomfortable to sit as there’s too much rope. If two people sit, the rope is shared and both parties balance it out for comfort.

If someone does prefer sitting alone, they can always untie the knots at one end to tighten the rope up.

For inquiries or questions, please contact Lena Holzer at [email protected]

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.