La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, 2012-02-15 -
Inspired by the drifting ice blocs on the oceans before shaping the ice floe, FLOE is a block who bring together and incite the encounter while taking part in an ensemble. The organic shape of the bench permit to create a dialogue and a tension between the installed pieces while playing with their disposition in space.
The FLOE bench has been developed in the context of an order for the renovation of the Professional School of Chablais in Aigle under the direction of Christophe Rime, architect and project manager.
Manufactured in concrete, its dimensions and its weight make it an ideal piece of street furniture.
Sofia designers was created by Stéphane Badet and Laurent De Bernardini in 2001. They met in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Le Corbusier's home town in Switzerland, where they studied industrial design.
In their workshop, they create, conceive and develop projects of furniture and objects and works on assignments for the watchmaking industry.
In addition to their work as designer, they teach watch design at the College of Applied Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds and industrial design at the high school of engineering of Neuchâtel.
Material : molded concrete
Dimensions : L195 x P130 x H57 cm
Weight : 490kg
Location : Ecole professionnelle du Chablais, Aigle
Photos : © Corinne Cuendet, 2011 / © Matthieu Spohn, 2012