Debuting in 2008, the Botanist Blank Canvas project features the original, limited-edition Collections of eight designers. Each designer began with a blank Botanist end table, cocktail table and bench and then individualized them with a unique design. Not only are these pieces eco-friendly, durable and stunning, they also give back: a portion of the sale of every product in the Blank Canvas series goes to a charity of the designer's choice. This bench features the exuberant Pixel Burst design of Yves Behar, founder of San Francisco design studio fuseproject. What was your inspiration? ''Burst of creativity, of self-expression and ideas is what drives us as creatives, so, how does this idea get expressed in a simple visual? We took a literal pattern of an explosion, and reduced it to square pixels... The offsets and size variations creating an abstract, yet recognizable shape of a burst. The resulting drawing is reminiscent of a bright light-spot, a sun...squint your eyes, and the abstract shapes become something bright and optimistic.'' Why is it important for you to give back? ''I have invested a lot of creative energy and fuseproject studio time in the idea that design can make a difference: beyond the value we create for enterprises and for the users, it is the VALUES we create that have long term impact. This approach has resulted in a few civic projects that we have invested in such as the One Laptop Per Child (100$ laptop) with Nicholas Negroponte, and the New York City Condom and dispensers we have done for the department of Health of NY. Design has a democratizing power, as designers we need to use that power.'' This Design Benefits: A percentage of the sale of the Pixel Burst Bench goes to the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education. Designed by: Yves Behar
- Surface mount security feet included
- Limited-edition Pixel Burst design
- Made of corrosion-resistant aluminum
- With UV and weather-resistant, solvent-free powder coat
- Indoor or outdoor use
- Rust resistant and great for pool use
- Pixel Burst collection
- Contract grade, residential or commercial use
- Product Type: Picnic bench
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