Ionic Bench by Laurie Beckerman

While we’re at the subject of Laurie Beckerman, let me also feature my first real bench – the Ionic bench by the aforementioned designer from New York, USA. This is by far the most elegant, the most unobtrusively simple in its curviness and the most luxurous wooden bench I’ve seen. Definately the kind of a bench to serve double duty as a seating object and a little piece of art! I would go even further, and suggest one can use it as a shelf or a table/magazine rack.

Made from one inch thick Baltic Birch plywood and fabricated with the use of CNC technology. Slices of the profile are laminated together to form this light and resilient bench.

49″ Length, 21″ Height, 18″ Width
Fabricator: Heritage Woodshop, Brooklyn, NY

Butterfly Chair by Laurie Beckerman

The Butterfly Chair by American architect and designer Laurie Beckerman was inspired by the “ethereal beauty of Lucite”. The sheer form of a butterfly is made from 3/4″ thick clear acrylic.

The chair will be exhibited at this year’s ICFF show at the Javits center in NYC.

Tete-a-Tete Rocker by Laurie Beckerman

Laurie Beckerman‘s Tete a Tete Rocker

These days you’d expect anyone with an anthropology degree and ID leanings to get a job with Nokia or frog; but Brooklyn-based Laurie Beckerman is keepin’ it gangsta with good ol’ handcarved furniture.

via Core77