LoOP BENCH

The Loop bench was developed as a competition entry to replace the seating along the Strand in Manhattan Beach, California. The bench form is derived from the hollow tube-like structures of the ocean seaweed flora found along this area of the coast. The bench is constructed of a single loop of high-strength fiber reinforced concrete. It is curved with a slight undulation in the long direction and square in the short direction with eased edges. It is constructed using a mold and cast method using a bright white mix, power buffed to a glossy finish on all sides. The project was completed in collaboration with local Utah artisan Tyler Blaine of Modern Craftsman.