arc bench

arc bench

Design Bertjan Pot, 2008
Solid & veneered oak, leather
Made in the Netherlands by Arco

"The idea behind the Arc was to design a solid wooden bench in the shape of a tree trunk to combine with the razor-thin Slim table. In the course of the process - in order to facilitate 'stepping in and out'- the trunk was pared down to the very limit so it ended looking like the hull of a ship". From a technical perspective, the construction is a masterpiece: the bench is composed of two big wooden, pressed parts in oak. Body in oak veneer with a solid oak top offered in a variety of finish options. The leather grips are a beautiful and functional detail.

Bertjan Pot is a designer of mostly furniture and lighting. His methods are concentrated in his interest in skins of the structural and non-structural kind. He studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven. He considers theory as something to think about and something to discuss when not designing. "When it comes to designing one should just design without being blocked by too many theories."

83.5" L | 17.7" w | 17.3" h

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Bertjan Pot

Bertjan Pot (b. 1975) of the Netherlands focuses in the material and production processes. He enjoys computer aesthetics and industrial production methods, but arrives at them without using them as a design tool. Almost all of his designs come from experiments in materials. His results often display merely the skin of his chosen material, creating translucence in his lighting and furniture, such as his popular Carbon Chair, Random Light, Random Chair, or Knitted lamp. In the case of the Random Light, a resin drained yarn is randomly coiled around and inflatable beach ball, creating a translucent 3D fabric. The ball is then deflated and extracted from a round opening in the lamp, leaving only the “skin.”
Arco Meubelfabriek bv is a dutch furniture manufacturer of high quality design furniture. The company was founded in 1904 and is still family-owned. Willem van Ast is not only the owner of the company, but is also responsible for a great part of the Arco collection developed in the past few years. Apart from the design of a piece of furniture, durability, user friendliness and a responsible choice of materials are the ever more important aspects in Arco’s vision. Paying attention to the environment, Arco wants to produce a durable and technically high quality piece of furniture, by using a combination of computer technology and traditional craftsmanship.
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