BENCH FOR NETWORKING

‘Everyday Experience’, Irish Museum of Modern Art 2013

‘Bench for Networking’ was designed in collaboration with John Gerrard Artist for ‘Everday Experience’ and organized by The Irish Architecture Foundation at The Irish Museum of Modern Art. What appears at first as monolithic and cast is in fact a precise, shell-like assembly of cement board bonded onto a plywood substrate supported by a softwood timber stud carcass that is embedded with a concealed wireless router. The bench is deceptively light so that it is transportable and so that it can function as a networking arena in any corner of any room of any building. The bench’s protruding, closed outer edge into the room is somewhat defensive, almost distruptive. One must negotiate its map-like form.