Bench Designed for Former Convent in Spain

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Andreu Carulla designed this bench for a former convent, the Bernardes Cultural Center of Spain. The unique piece is handcrafted from beech wood and wicker and naturally finished for a timeless look. As the techniques and inspirations are traditional, the designer imagines that the same furniture “could have been made a hundred years ago.” The restrained design provides a comfortable seat for the center’s visitors without distracting them from the history and contemporary experience of the site.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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