To Be Continued… Bench

To Be Continued… Bench

A colorful design with a very creative name. Freshome presents the new To Be Continued Bench, created by Julien Carretoro. Julien is a very talented designer living for the moment in The Netherlands. He has many interesting projects and if you visit his web page you will also find some news about a design internship. The bench is actually a part of a series of furniture, all gathered under the title “to be continued”. Such furniture items include a sideboard, a coffee table and a cabinet. What unites these designs is their unique way of production.

These are some words of the designer himself concerning the innovative bench and the process of production.“It deals with creating a real and recognizable uniqueness within serial production. Instead of leaving randomness manage the differences; it uses the repetitive actions existing within the production process as a tool for differentiation.Then each piece produced comes as a result of a process applied on the piece that came before. Each piece is then existing because of the others and couldn’t have been designed without the others.Each layer is casted on top of the one casted before following the exact outline of it. Because of the imperfection of the cast, the object slowly mutates and starts designing itself.”

With this willingly self-made design, one must wonder about the ergonomics of the bench. In spite of its interesting look, it doesn’t really seem too comfortable. If you would like to purchase this product or simply find out more information, you can contact the designer here. – Via Chair Blog


  • Lis August 28, 2009 at 15:23 PMLogin to Reply →

    This is awful. It’s a great example of a designer not caring about anything other than the design. Which is total fail- A major portion of design is how it can ultimately be used. If you don’t consider it being used, it’s just a really awkward piece of artwork.

  • Michael August 28, 2009 at 16:19 PMLogin to Reply →

    I have to agree with Lis, and also add that some people have to much free time, and just create things to be created.

  • sahar May 31, 2010 at 11:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    i love freshome!