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Deep dive into the act of resting with this fascinating collection

Béton Brut presents Low Collection by London-based Benni Allan – a series of furniture featuring wooden minimalistic sculptures.

Béton Brut presents ‘Low Collection’ by London-based Benni Allan – a series of furniture featuring wooden minimalistic sculptures that beautifully echo sensual forms and suggest places to rest as well as interact. 

His practice EBBA seamlessly intersects architecture and the visual arts – designing innovative alluring objects as well as spaces that explore materiality, proportions, shape and construction.

Along with an interest in the expressive potential of joints as well as sculptural structures, his work is characterized by a close understanding of materials.

Questioning and investigating how every culture across the globe has a different relationship with the act of resting – this one-of-a-kind collection sits on liminal ground between art and function, organic and rational. 

Created using a blend of traditional as well as modern craftsmanship – each eclectic product harmoniously combines new machining technologies to generate the refined geometries and is hand-finished.

“Simply playing with scale as well as stature, I arrived at a new ‘floor culture’ or ‘Zazen’ for modern living” says Allan.

Each piece with its warm Scandinavian feel is sustainably made from sourced solid oak wood, skillfully fabricated in an appealing way to express the true characteristics of the material. 

Celebrating both clean and bold lines – the oak itself brilliantly takes center stage, accentuating the cross-cuts and the quality of the end-grain.

“Additionally, the curvilinear aesthetic extruded with precision is deeply inspired from my trips to Japan as well as my experience of living in China and southern Spain” Allan adds.

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