April 18, 2013
Serac Bench by Zaha Hadid
The Serac Bench designed by Zaha Hadid for the street furniture brand Lab23 was launched at Fuorisalone 2013 during Milan Design Week. Zaha Hadid imagined a block of ice formed in the crevasses of a glacier for the design of this bench. The surface of the bench is shaped into a series of smooth ridges and curves, and a single arch forms a backrest on one side. The piece meets the ground at the crest of two sweeping curves that envelope a stepped void. It is made from a resin and quartz composite that gives it a sparkling white colour.
The design rediscovers the fluid, continuous nature of Zaha Hadid’s work, exploring relationships between full and void, object and background, form and function.
Lab23, continuing its many successful collaborations with world-renowned architects and designers, have presented the Serac Bench together with its entire collection of street furniture developed with the innovative and environmentally-friendly materials that have always characterized the brand.