Two new series from Maruni Collection 2013: the “Asian Bench” and “Botan” are now available from November 1st.
Asian Bench Concept / Comment
The basic structure of the bench with its combination of square logs and plates enables it to also work as a display table or a shelf. The deep brown color, characteristic of traditional Asian furniture, will deepen over time. The designer aimed to create a standard but rare architectural model that in Asian style but also fits with Western style.
・Material：Oak Urethane finish, Oil finish
※You can choose from W30, 165, or 240 (cm).
Botan Concept / Comment
When we hear or read the word bench a vague image of a heavy wooden construction comes to mind. Many design projects begin with this soft-focus thought of the object in question and occasionally designers try to capture the essence of that image in an attempt to summarise the subject of the project once and for all, in concrete terms. The Botan bench was designed like that, as a simple bench for the terrace of my office where it has been for the past 5 years, until recently I thought of proposing it to Maruni. It’s not an obvious product for the catalogue of a modern furniture company but I am hopeful there may be a need for it among architects designing public spaces.
・Material：Cedar Urethane finish, Oil finish / Pine Unpainted
※You can choose from W122 or 210 (cm).
※Cedar is for use indoors, and pine is for use outdoors.