Designer Henrique Serbena worked closely with A Lot Of Brazil, to create a piece that captures the essence of contemporary Brazilian design. The Bird Bench is quite a metaphorical piece. The concept of freedom is reflected in the shape and form of the bench. The sculptural bench features a rigid central part that branches out at the ends, reminescent of a bird spreading its wings.
The delicate structure of the bench is made out of steel plates that have been powder coated. Serbena incorporates six different colours that add dimension, and depth to the design. While at first glance, the Bird Bench does not seem to be the most functional design, the creativity and delicate form combines traditional craftsmanship with an artistic touch.
That which is exact, rigid, and flat in the center of the piece becomes chaotic, fluid and curved at the ends. This transitioning effect that the design offers to the eye brings us to the imaginary flight of the will in the direction of freedom.
About the Designer:
Serbena works with design since 1997. Has experience in design and development of products. Conducted his studies in industrial design at the technical school and also at the Federal University of Paraná. Received numerous national and international awards and his products have been shown at the major showcases of design especially for Macef Selection Ceramics for Breakfast in Milan. He also participated in national and international fairs including the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York. Many of these products were shown in design and decor magazines, being used in the decoration of soap operas and decoration exhibitions such as Casa Cor. In collaboration with the Federal University of Paraná he conducted a study group in ergonomics applied to workstations using the virtual environment. He worked in several design offices and was partner at Protodesign e Holaria Cerâmica Contemporânea. He is currently pursuing a masters degree at the Federal University of Paraná with a study for the use of LEDs in Social Interest Housing.
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