public bench / original design / concrete / with backrest
SERAC by Zaha Hadid Design
THE ITALIAN LAB
by Zaha Hadid
Developed as an urban sculpture for seating and resting, the Serac Bench seamlessly integrates with its context. Its striated articulations emerge from the landscape, each layer taking its own unique trajectory in reaction to latent forces that disperse - and ultimately coalesce – the many strata of the bench to generate its overall formal composition. The design rediscovers the fluid, continuous nature of Hadid's work - exploring relationships between solid and void, object and ground, form and function; an evolutionary lineage that is evident throughout her repertoire.
The bench has been developed in Ultra High Performance Concrete, a tough and durable material that when shaped into a more curvaceous form, transitions into a softer, fluid and tactile surface.
(Available with 2 or 3 legs)