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 minimalist bench features a design of irreverent statements by Claude Zellweger, principal and co-founder of One & Co. who practices design across a wide array of disciplines. Designer Claude Zellweger on the No Ornamentation Series: What was your inspiration? ''The 'No Ornamentation' series comments on the systematic overuse of ornamentation in contemporary furniture. The resurgence of decorative elements has been a welcome change from the unflinching minimalism of the early 2000s but it has also given birth to an array of products that have used such ornamental surface treatments merely to cover up their mediocrity. One & Co. applauds the furniture for its simplicity yet chooses to have its cheeky manifesto applied to it. Thus the typographic application results in ornamentation in its own right.'' Why is it important for you to give back? ''It's obvious that the world we live in is not a balanced one. How can we - the lucky ones - enjoy our prosperity when it seems unattainable to others? Giving is one of many avenues to address that biggest of problems. Architecture for Humanity has proven that good design can directly benefit those in immediate need – due to displacement, poverty or catastrophe.'' This Design Benefits: A percentage of the sale of the No Ornamentation Bench goes to Architecture for Humanity, a non-profit organization set up to promote architecture and design to seek solutions to global social and humanitarian crises.
- Surface mount security feet included
- Limited-edition No Ornamentation 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 No Ornamentation collection
- Contract grade, residential or commercial use
- Product Type: Picnic bench
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