- Seat Height
- Weight Capacity
- 800 lbs
- Product Weight
- 48.7 lbs (22,1 kg)
Inspired by Studio Gorm’s site-specific bench installation at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea, Maru builds off the flexibility and multi-functional nature of the Korean Pyung-Sang, a traditional multi-purpose platform. In conceiving the product for the US market, Studio Gorm wanted to achieve a solution that was familiar and open-ended in its application. The use of wood slats references the picnic bench, a universal and welcoming typology.
Biophilia focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature. Maru’s generous use of wood is meant to flood the senses with the presence of nature, allowing for a human connection through materials.
Maru’s slat-built platform, and straightforward elements, are designed to be easy to understand and used “without thought”. Its use is familiar, allowing for a sense of comfort and clarity.
- Solid-wood construction; offered in three wood species.
- Optional seat pad allows for enhanced comfort.
- Resilient finishes provide longevity for vivid color, texture, and material protection.
- Traditional joinery methods ensure durability.
- Generous use of wood allows biophilic benefits.
- Seat Pad Interior Frame: MDF
- Textile: Maharam Murmur
- Foam: High resilience flexible polyurethane foam adhered with water-based adhesives
- Frame: Solid hardwood with traditional joinery
- Glides: Injection Molded Nylon
Maru Three Slat Bench
- Regular price
- $593.00 incl. base shipping
- Sale price
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Studio GormStudio Gorm creates simple, practical and thoughtful products, furniture, lighting, and exhibitions. Their designs are informed by speculative academic research which explores culture, history and technology, and how objects and ideas evolve to fit the needs of contemporary life. As designers, they draw from their background in sculpture and craft to create works that balance function and aesthetics. Their methods are deeply rooted in the act of physical making where an object’s form evolves out of an experimental constructive approach to design.
John and Wonhee are founding members of the design collective Furnishing Utopia, where they have worked to better understand, promote and preserve cultural heritage through workshops and exhibitions. Furnishing Utopia provides an international platform for critical dialog and creation of new knowledge by investigating how design can engage with the pursuit of a more perfect way of life.