In our latest Colour Issue you’ll find a streak of colour running throughout – our colour-blocking trend pages kicks it off with a burst of refreshing colour combos. Which is why it’s no surprise we’re still obsessed with this colourful plaid bench by Raw Edges, first spotted by the DECO team at the Milan Furniture Fair last year. If one design could capture the mood of our Colour Issue, this might be it… Have a look…

 

The designers of Raw Edges, Yael Mer and Shay Akalay, sought to alter the common archetype of the bench by deconstructing the common bench and rearranging its pattern to be similar to that of a textile plaid.

Plaid Bench is assembled out of several different types of iconic benches – the classroom bench, picnic bench, street bench and nursery bench. The benches interlock into one another horizontally and vertically. To achieve the finished plaid pattern, the benches were painted and machined so they could be connected into each other in cross lap joineries. Each piece in the collection is unique with a graphic aesthetic reminiscent of iconic plaid and check patterns.