Introducing the STRATA Beam Bench
Artform Urban Furniture is pleased to announce the introduction of STRATA Beam bench, the latest addition to its STRATA family of Meldstone™ Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) products.
Our new benches from industrial designer Jess Sorel offers a stylish variation on the concrete and wood classic. The STRATA Beam bench advances our goal to expand our presence in the cast concrete furniture market. We acquired Meldstone™ capabilities because we saw a lack of well-designed concrete site furniture. Now we are combining high performance cast concrete with other materials to deliver great design.
STRATA Beam is distinguished by subtly faceted cast end pieces made possible by state-of-the-art Meldstone™ technology. The faceting offers a play between light and shadow from multiple points of view. Anchoring elements are bridged by robust wood slats that form an uninterrupted span.
The three-seat bench is offered with and without a back. The angled back is inset from the seat ends, providing visual counterpoint to the angularity of the castings.
Cast concrete elements are notched to accept wood seat slats and metal back supports are sculpted as transitional elements to draw the wood and concrete together, elegant solutions emblematic of the craftsmanship and attention to detail in every aspect of the product. The mix of materials provides pleasing contrasts between cool and warm, cast and milled, hard and soft. Optional cast arms are available on both backed and backless versions.
STRATA Beam is solidly grounded while retaining a lightness of scale appropriate for use in multiple applications. A natural compliment to the original STRATA bench, it is designed for use with STRATA tables to create out of the ordinary outdoor settings.
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