Designjuices.co.uk:

Atis Bench "[...] won the first place  in The Perm Furniture Design Competition whose judges included Ross Lovegrove, Oscar Zieta and Vadim Kibardin.

River, lake and ponds banks in the city are popular in summer. People like meeting there, looking at the water and animals. To keep clothes clean they usually take something to sit on – a jacket (becomes dirty), a bag (things crumple), a book (not comfortable to sit on).

The Atis bench (lat. “a bank”) is to be set up in such places. Its construction is quite simple, has 2 bent metal supporting parts ripping into the ground at right angle, 2 detents and a solid sitting made of molded water-resistant plywood.

Mike Wite: “The idea of this project have occured to me while morning jogging in the park with my wife. We decided to  take a seat and rest on the pond slope. Soon I saw my wife’s shorts became dirty, after we stood up to go home. When I went back home I designed this bench. That is rare and fortunate occurrence, when design solve the real problem, and the solution is true and simple.”

Oscar Zieta: “ATIS joins the simplicity of form with functionality and with the social needs of humans in a ‘romantic’ way.  It automatically brings people closer to the nature which they are also a part! It shortens the distance and elegantly plays with the tectonics of parks. Bravo!”

ATIS BENCH: WORLD FIRST BENCH FOR SLOPE

IDEA, INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, SERVICE DESIGN

PERSONAL PROJECT 2011

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