Debuting in 2008, the Botanist Blank Canvas project features the original, limited-edition Collections of eight designers. Each designer began with a blank Botanist end table, cocktail table and bench and then imprinted them with a unique design. Not only are these pieces eco-friendly, durable and stunning, they also give back: a portion of the sale of every product in the Blank Canvas series goes to a charity of the designer''s choice. This bench features the free-form flight design of Margo Chase, one of only two designers to make the top ten in both ''Most Influential Graphic Designers of the Era'' and ''Most Influential Graphic Designers Today'' in a recent Graphic Design USA readers'' poll. Designer Margo Chase on the Flight Series: What was your inspiration? ''This design is an expression of the freedom of flight. The shapes are biomorphic and abstract- birds, but not birds. They scatter across the curved surfaces like leaves blown by the breeze, random, chaotic and joyful. The colors are earth tones, the color of plains, forests and deserts, the color of the land beneath the sky and the cycle of the seasons. I recently learned to fly. Flying a small plane is a study in contradictions; it is both an expression of freedom and an acknowledgment of man's lack of freedom. I am pushing myself expression further than most pilots by learning aerobatics. Being able to do loops, rolls and hammerheads allows me to play in all three dimensions. But even the best airplane can only approximate the experience a bird must have. Knowing instinctively how to fly from soon after birth, to them, the sky must feel like home.'' Why is it important for you to give back? ''The Sierra Club works to preserve our open spaces, protect wilderness and endangered species, and provide outdoor programs and education. Their work makes it possible for everyone to enjoy the freedom of the natural world.'' This Design Benefits: A percentage of the sale of the Flight Bench goes to the Sierra Club, America''s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
- Surface mount security feet included
- Limited-edition flight design
- Made of corrosion-resistant aluminum
- With UV and weather-resistant, solvent-free powder coat
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Rust resistant and great for pool use
- Botanist Flight collection
- Contract grade, residential or commercial use
- Product Type: Picnic bench
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