Chestnut/ Natural wax
VIA Assistants Grants, 2012
Judo bench flexes its three timber members to a strict geometry in a piece that folds out in one deft movement. Top and legs are articulated by sprung hinges sunk into bevelled edges. The flat surfaces are pulled together tight and stiffened
in a single out-fold movement that configures the bench as a unit. As a standing structure, the bench looks like an object in solid wood rather than a knock-down stackable piece. Created in 2010 during a research stay, organized by the Pôle expérimental métiers d’art, Nontron, a creators-in-residence programme in the Dordogne region.