Round bench with seating for two persons on both sides.
The form inspiration for the bench came from the cactus. This sturdy plant can survive in the wilderness, a harsh and lonely environment with no audience or competitors. It stands up to the taxing conditions, continuously producing new disc-shaped segments in its process of constant transformation. The plant’s famously prickly demeanour is its main appeal for its many fans!
Billy is designed to be similarly prickly, virtually jabbing at passers-by, examining them from every angle, holding their gaze and pulling them in. The flowers bursting from the monochrome cactus stem add to the plant’s intense and sculptural expression – an effect that Hviid echoed in the strange shapes protruding from the bench.
Billy is an unique piece designed for MINDCRAFT18, on display from 17 through 22 April in Milan during the design week, where the historical San Simpliciano cloister forms the setting for the exhibition. MINDCRAFT is an exhibition concept showcasing some of Denmark's most talented craftspeople and designers.
Dimensions: Materials: Rectangular steel tube, wooden slats Price upon request. (ideal for museum).