Winner of: The Golden A' Design Award - The Platinum European Product Design Award - Architizer A+Award Popular Choice Winner\r\nWaves bench - by Tulin + Ayse \/ Studio 34 -\u00a0was designed for performing arts venue Zorlu Center PSM\u2019s stairs in Istanbul.\r\nMade of cross sections that are fabricated each one separate from the other. They are then assembled together for people to sit individually or collectively.\r\n\r\nWaves bench was constructed from steel, retified wood and wheels. Coming in 11 different movable modules that are all harmonic to each other, Waves defines the space in a smooth way becoming urban furniture that people interact with.\r\n\r\nDespite its primary function is seating, it is intended to be used by everyone and meant to be a meeting and resting spot for all.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\nWaves bench was invented\u00a0to protect the user\r\nWaves was created as a street furniture with the idea of user protection against seating on a cold and dirty ground.\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0bench is named after the geometric shape of the basic module, which is thus transformed from a visual motif into a functional form.\r\n\r\nThis design proposal for a contemporary city bench seeks to understand the concept of a stairs furniture as a holistic design problem.\r\n\r\nThe wavy outline of the bench starts to interact with the outline of the stairs becoming a part of it. The relationship between the elements is strong and smooth.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\nThe Waves bench brings the essence of nature back into a metropolitan stairs through dynamic, organic motion.\r\nIt\u00a0is made of many wooden parallel slats, each individually hinged.\r\n\r\nWhen you sit down, the slats you sit upon lower, creating a ripple in the bench headed in both directions. Each different modules are movable.\r\n\r\nThey are linked together by adjustable assembly fixings, offering a wide range of configuration options. They can be used as a single bench or a whole bench come together with different sizes.\r\n\r\nInternal springs connecting the slats pull their neighbors down in response, creating a wave motion.\r\n\r\nThis slow-motion liquid ripple reaches the end of the bench and reflects back.\r\n\r\nThe qualities of retified, thermally treated wood, enable the furniture to withstand outdoor weather conditions.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nInstead of offering only one single static design, each different module is movable with the help of attached wheels. This scheme suggests multiple varying solutions that meet specific dynamic criteria.\r\n\r\nTogether they generate an endless family of new urban stairs bench furniture.\r\n\r\nThe project is first digitally modeled with the assistance of 3D modelling programs creating the profile curves that form the shape.\r\n\r\nTechnology and creativity can lead to unordinary furniture that leaves a new impact on the stairs with a different atmosphere.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nAbout\u00a0Tulin + Ayse \/ Studio-34\r\nInternationally renowned, Istanbul-based multidisciplinary design studio Studio-34 was founded in 2007 by Ay\u015fe Teke Ming\u00fc and T\u00fclin Atamer Karaa\u011fa\u00e7.\r\n\r\nStudio-34 works across interiors, product and experiential design, forging a reputation for thoughtfulness, experimentation and craftsmanship.\r\n\r\nEach element is informed by a uniquely space-centric approach, blending wit with sophistication, and minimal forms with rich materials.\r\n\r\nTheir work has redefined Istanbul\u2019s cityscape.