Artist: Troy M. Malmstrom, Digital Processes LLC
Dimensions of Piece: 55" L x 18" W x 17" H
Mediums/ Materials Used: Steel I-Beam, Wood Beam
Inspiration: The built world is constructed with cold, harsh materials such as concrete and steel which are then clad in warmer, soft materials such as wood and upholstery to accommodate its occupants. The Beam Bench employs a similar technique by using the steel I-beam as structure but then is clad in warmer wood where the user interacts with the bench. The reclaimed wood is shaped and fit within the shape of the I-beam to dictate seating locations while leaving the structure clearly exposed elsewhere. The result is an industrial bench which is still warm to the touch and inviting.
Watch the build video: https://youtu.be/QnbLNFg-OCM