Bench B by Konstantin Grcic for BD Barcelona Design

BD Barcelona Design

Bench B by Konstantin Grcic

January 2013
The Spanish company BD Barcelona Design launched Bench B at this year's imm cologne. Designed by Konstantin Grcic, it is the latest addition to his Extrusions Collection for BD and has been conceived as a family of elements that range from a one-seater chair to a bench of up to six metres. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this kind of kit of typologies comes with or without arms, and can be upholstered or left in pure aluminium. And rather than been vague about its creative origins, Grcic acknowledges the design's nod to Mies van der Rohe's famous Barcelona Chair. As he says, 'I think it is interesting to make this reference in design. Design is not about inventing new things all the time, design is an evolution of things.&rdquo
The inner workings of Bench B