The bench is yours II

The bench is yours. Design by Jeremy Walton Ditte Hammerstrøm and Claus BjerreDesign by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. 2002.
Starting with an archetypal chair form, waste and found wood is added on to the bench following the archetype of a basic chair, needing legs, seat and back. Any one can add to the bench with the waste wood. It is a democratic project that cannot be designed in advance. We create the base, there after it is up to the people that use the park to continue where the last person stopped.

Built at Paustian in Copenhagen as part of the ‘Derfor’ exhibition. in association with danish Crafts and curated by Louise Campbell.

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003
Starting with an archetypal chair form, waste and found wood is added on to the bench following the archetype of a basic chair, needing legs, seat and back. Any one can add to the bench with the waste wood. It is a democratic project that cannot be designed in advance. We create the base, there after it is up to the people that use the park to continue where the last person stopped. From initial experiments in scale models we have now started several benches in public spaces around the city and the experiment continues.

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Louise Campbell – “Hvorfor? – Why have you made such a wild bench?.”

Culture Corporation – “Derfor! It is a democratic project that cannot be designed in advance. We create the base, there after it is up to the people that use the park to continue where the last person stopped.”

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

60% of bench II was constructed in the garden of our studio by friends. From here it was transported and reconstructed and continued at Paustian.

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003

Bench II. design by Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton, 2003