The Eindhoven-based duo behind Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters have been experimenting with materials in a series of benches and stools. Utilizing scrap materials, like Linoleum, they formed the Bound Bench and Bound Stool and then held them together with rope for various sculptural seats.
Each Bound seat was created using Forbo’s Linoleum, a material that normally serves another function, but in this case the pieces failed to do so because of size. Instead of discarding those off-cuts, they decided to layer them for strength and form something three-dimensional. To hold the Linoleum in its final form, rope was tied and knotted in a way that was inspired by bondage.
The resulting pieces resemble oversized pebbles and stones, due to their shapes and also the patterns on the Linoleum.
‘Bound Bench’ and ‘Bound Stool’ are supported by Forbo, Creative Fund NL and Fonds Kwadraat.
Photos courtesy of Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters.