Speelhuislaan Bench

Breda, The Netherlands, 2015


A series of long benches with a wooden seat and ten different bronze supports were designed for the Speelhuislaan – a lane formerly belonging to the hunting grounds of the Dutch royal family. The shapes of the supports are based on spontaneous lines drawn by hand. These contour lines were then applied onto the casting sand in order to directly carve out moulds without previously making a positive model. Although non-figurative, the formal language of the bronze supports seems to mimic the shapes of branches or antlers evoking the atmosphere of the former hunting grounds.