Overlap takes the idea of a wooden picnic bench and gives it a fresh modern edge. From design studio TAF, the plank surface in Western Red Cedar is mounted on overlapping steel legs. To minimize corrosion, the steel is electro-galvanized with a protective layer of zinc under its anthracite powder coat while the wood will naturally weather to a lovely grey patina.
17" h x 78.75" w x 14.25" d (43x200x36cm)
Western red cedar, steel
"TAF’s aim is to make ordinary life less ordinary through subtle but effective changes in how products and architecture appear and function,” say Mattias Ståhlbom and Gabriella Gustafson. The designer duo founded the Stockholm-based TAF Architects studio to breathe new life into everyday—and ultimately necessary—tools for living.
With a range from lighting to furniture design to custom projects, TAF’s work has been exhibited at MoMA in New York and the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. What unites the diverse offerings is a unifying and innovative approach to find the tipping point where, as they say, “everyday objects by their very commonness can be made uncommon.”