With her latest design Leaning Bench, Izabela Boloz dares to question existing forms, proving that sometimes two legs will do just fine. It’s all down to balance. By simply leaning the bench back against the wall elegantly, the design creates sufficient stability, while playfully challenging gravity. The result is a surprising and engaging object with a fluid simplicity, uncluttered by extra supports. Less really is more in this case.
Leaning Bench is designed by Izabela Boloz, a Eindhoven-based Polish designer and artist. Spontaneity is one of the main elements in all her works, which mostly consist of installations in public space. Leaning Bench is perfectly suited for meditative moments or waiting places, such as museum galleries, hotel lobbies, corridors, halls and rooms. It perfectly fits a home interior. It is also a great addition to a garden or an outside space. It is big enough to seat two grownups or three children.
Leaning Bench is a natural progression in the work of Boloz, who often plays with space and people’s conceptions. Izabela: “I get inspired by observing the everyday, repeatable phenomena which we experience daily but rarely notice, like the movement of sun or the passing of time. Call it a decoding of the world around us. In my work I investigate concepts like transition, motion, balance or complexity, which I take as starting point for my designs. Leaning Bench combines my investigation of balance and aesthetic minimalism in furniture. It relates back to some of my earlier work, and I enjoy the idea of continuation.”