[jiří macek] I think it must have been love at first sight. One does not often come across such friendly benches like the ones designed by Bius for Baryton International.
The Bius studio is comprised of Peter Wheler in conjunction with Mary Little Sculptor. “The inspiration for the project came from studying how people interact and converse in informal situations such as cafes, restaurants, bars, and other public areas,” says Wheler in regard to the Pool Modula Bench System collection of benches. He adds, “One of the main objectives of the project was ensuring that the seating had an approachable and welcoming character. We were interested in how people get together to catch up on news, to share stories, swap information, or simply build friendships through conversation.”
Don’t you think the benches are reminiscent of a herd of sheep? “The sheep image results from the pieces being photographed in white. In other fabrics, they have a multiplicity of characters,” Wheler states.
The Bius studio was founded by Peter Wheler and Mary Little in 1997. Since then, they have designed furniture for clients both in Europe and North America. One can find their work in various private interiors and collections, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
The benches made by Pool are represented by #www.linstram.cz#Linstram$ in Prague.