Yazan Hijazin, a Jordanian designer who is now based in Barcelona, originally came up with the concept for the Trio Bench as a solution to a client’s issues of limited space. This client of Hijazin’s design firm, Anknownymous, needed comfortable seating for up to four people, but also wanted a chaise longue on which to relax after a long day. However, she lacked the space to fit both of these things into her living space, so Hijazin had to devise a design that incorporated the two. By following the principles of Islamic geometry, specifically the hexagon and its component parts, Hijazin came up with the concept for the Trio Bench.
By moving two triangular prisms, the user can explore new modes of usage, quickly and easily changing a solid bench into a lounger with two possible elevations and a headrest. This interactive approach was inspired by childhood puzzles, though the plush materials of walnut wood, leather and fabric upholstery are distinctly grown up.
The Trio Bench was recently announced as the winner in the Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design category of the A’Design Awards, an Italian-based award programme that aims to “provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all design fields.”
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