When design team Dear Human wanted to design a new bench for their studio space, they knew that it had to be both fun and multi-functional. Thus, the fabric Bolt Bench was born. A dream for anyone who sews, the Bolt Bench’s backrest consists of bolts of fabric. As you need pieces of fabric you can either cut them directly from the bolts or easily remove and replace the bolts.
If you get tired of the look of the bench, it’s easy to change the rolls of textiles or just remove them and use the bare dowels as a backrest. Even wallpaper bolts can be mounted on the bench to create some truly unique combinations of colors and patterns.
“Our favorite designs always have multiple functions, a dose of humor and the potential for interaction,” say the designers. “The Bolt Bench is a comfortable seat, as well as storage for a few fabric or paper bolts that work as an upholstery alternative. The material is easily accessible and replaceable when used up or if we are in need of a change of scenery.”
About Dear Human, founded by Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell:
“The work of Dear Human is an exploration into playfulness and discovery through unconventional material use, pattern and colour. Their interest in sustainability, material research and world folk traditions continuously inspire new directions of inquiry and ways of making. Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell work on their bespoke objects and commissioned works at their Montreal-based studio.”
“Jasna Sokolovic studied architecture at the University of Sarajevo and at the University of Belgrade in former Yugoslavia before immigrating to Canada during the war. She completed her studies in fine arts at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia. Noel O’Connell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He is a Fulbright scholar in art and architecture and spent six years studying and working in art restoration and ceramics in Thailand and China.”