A fascinating exploration in the simplicity of a circle – Meet U Bench
Perfectly suitable for indoors as well as outdoors, Christopher Stuart skillfully crafts an extraordinary U Bench.
Focusing on emotion as a function and looking for the expressiveness within today’s technology – American artist and designer based in Indiana, Christopher Stuart skillfully crafts an extraordinary ‘U Bench’ perfectly suitable for indoors as well as outdoors.
“My personal work is simply inspired by and is an exploration of the undefined areas where art and design seamlessly intersect, further challenging the idea of function” says Stuart.
Being a reductive version of the original blackened steel U Bench – this innovative stunning piece of furniture further emphasizes its minimalism effortlessly.
With a limited edition of 30 available exclusively through The Future Perfect, it brilliantly embraces the raw metal in the form of a new stainless steel edition.
This alluring geometric object features a hand bead blasted surface creating a fine matte texture, while retaining imperfect nuances of the hand processes.
Each section is first rolled from a sheet of steel to form a half circle – “the two parts are then further welded together with one round side up and one round side down, forming a complete circle when viewed directly from the side” Stuart adds.
Christopher Stuart is an American artist and designer based in Carmel, Indiana.
He attended the Herron School of Art and Design and graduated in 2012 with a BFA in Furniture Design.
His work is inspired by the undefined areas where art and design intersect, further challenging the idea of function.
In 2016, Stuart presented Constructs & Glitches, his first comprehensive collection of work in a solo exhibition at the The Future Perfect, New York.
He has been recognized by Sight Unseen and listed on the American Design Hot List in 2014 and 2016.
In 2017, he received a Wallpaper Design Award for Glitch 2.
Stuart’s work is in the permanent collections of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Cadillac House, New York. He is also author of DIY Furniture 1 & 2, published by Laurence King.