Born in 1980, Benjamin Graindorge is one of the young talents of French design. One of his favorite creations is the sculptural wood bench.
Graduated of the ENSCI – Les Ateliers in 2006, his project Domestic Landscapes has been assistance from VIA. Benjamin is selected two consecutive years the Design Parade festival and won consecutively Cinna competition and Audi Talents Awards in the Design category.
After leaving in Kujoyama in Kyoto he returned to France to work with François Bauchet on the scenography of the Biennale International Design of Saint-Etienne 2010. In 2011, he exhibited for the first time in a solo show at the gallery YMER & MALTA or he presented five items designed around the theme of reverie.
Now Benjamin Graindorge has the chance to work in all scales of design: industrial design with Ligne Roset or Artuce, the editing design for a company like Moustache and research design with Galerie YMER & MALTA.
This particulary unique sculptural wood bench is named the FallenTree, a minimalist bench made from little more than a slab of glass and a carefully carved oak tree. Graindorge chose to leave the orignal branches from the tree intact as support on one end of the bench as reminder of the wood’s living origins.
Allegorizing the true DNA of an arboreal form and playing with wood as a living material. The sculptural yet functional object transforms the branches and trunk of a tree into a seat, emphasizing the strong nature and timeless beauty of wood. This piece was exhibited already at one of the mainstages of the design in the world: Design Miami.
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