Catwalk Bench | BCXSY

The Canvas textiles possess the enchanting characteristic of providing a variety of different impressions, depending on the distance and angle from which they are viewed. This, along with Giulio Ridolfo’s references to haute couture in his conception of Canvas, has inspired us to design a furniture piece featuring movement and a constantly changing appearance.

The Catwalk Bench takes an uncommon approach to upholstery, wherein the textile is displayed as a revolving loop – somewhat reminiscent of a manually operated conveyor belt – rather than resting static. Bit by bit, all the various colourways of Canvas appear and move across the surface of the bench like a vivid fashion show, highlighting the tonal relationships and harmonies within the collection.

BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary collaboration between designers Boaz Cohen (Israel, 1978) and Sayaka Yamamoto (Japan, 1984). Since 2007, BCXSY has engaged in a wide range of projects in The Netherlands and beyond. Offering a balanced combination of talents, the studio’s approach emphasises personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. The artful intertwining of the specific and bespoke with the universal and commercial is a hallmark of its practice. The studio has gained international recognition for its dedication to socially responsive projects, and its award-winning work has been featured at prestigious design events. BCXSY designs are held in a number of institutional collections, including those of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the TextielMuseum in Tilburg. Working with a variety of craft workshops and commercial initiatives, BCXSY has produced projects with partner organisations including H. Stern, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Philips Lighting, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Wallpaper*, Domaine de Boisbuchet and Calico Wallpaper.

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