Samsung Research America held an internal design competition for a bench to be featured at their new Mountain View campus. This design was the result of a one-day design session, and was one of two winning submissions that were recently constructed and placed on site.
The idea behind the bench was to contrast two materials (Stainless steel and teak), which play with each other to create interesting visual effects where the materials intersect. The wood provides a consistent framework for the metal profiles to move through as they change shape. The metal appears very heavy and solid when hidden beneath the surface of the wood, and light and airy when it rises up above the bench's surface to create a backrest for users.
The bench was designed in Rhino and Grasshopper.