SurfBench

The Surf Bench Project focuses on humans in public waiting areas – places where people experience time. By observing these places a strong visible emotion sticks out: nervosity. Often caused by a lack of information on the duration of waiting time, or the missing of given activities and entertainment, time is strongly experienced and as a result considered as very slow passing. In our performance-society the feeling of being watched by others while being on stand-by is often the reason why we see people in waiting areas chain-smoking, scrolling purposeless through their phones, or non-stop cleaning their glasses. All observed activities are executed by our hands, our tools for being productive. Sitting around watching people or meditating is not considered a productive benefit for our society. But there are some non-manual occupations highly valued by our society. Like social interaction, education, or the discovery of something new. By analyzing present waiting areas one object is found in most of them: the waiting bench. An object without any characteristics helping us get through that nervous time in between. This object gets often abused or violated, coursed by the need for entertainment of the user. They get engraved with a key or impulsively tilted till they break down.

The surf bench is the result of this observation. A bench that makes us curious to explore its function, promotes the interaction between people, keeps us busy and teaches us physics by using our hands.



Dimensions: 240x45x45cm
Material: wood / steel  
Price and details on request.

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SurfBench

The Surf Bench Project focuses on humans in public waiting areas – places where people experience time. By observing these places a strong visible emotion sticks out: nervosity. Often caused by a lack of information on the duration of waiting time, or the missing of given activities and entertainment, time is strongly experienced and as a result considered as very slow passing. In our performance-society the feeling of being watched by others while being on stand-by is often the reason why we see people in waiting areas chain-smoking, scrolling purposeless through their phones, or non-stop cleaning their glasses. All observed activities are executed by our hands, our tools for being productive. Sitting around watching people or meditating is not considered a productive benefit for our society. But there are some non-manual occupations highly valued by our society. Like social interaction, education, or the discovery of something new. By analyzing present waiting areas one object is found in most of them: the waiting bench. An object without any characteristics helping us get through that nervous time in between. This object gets often abused or violated, coursed by the need for entertainment of the user. They get engraved with a key or impulsively tilted till they break down.

The surf bench is the result of this observation. A bench that makes us curious to explore its function, promotes the interaction between people, keeps us busy and teaches us physics by using our hands.


Dimensions: 240x45x45cm
Material: wood / steel 
Price and details on request.

kami-shelf-detail-pink-black-side
kami-shelf-front-view-shadow
kami-shelf-detail-view-screw
kami-shelf-exhibition-color

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