Galvanizing Delight

Root Bench

Commissioned by the RHS for Chelsea flower show, the Root Bench gives its simple visual aesthetic over to the single tree planted within it.

Representing the ground surface are six large planks of English Oak, beneath which are the roots of the tree. Folded from 2 mm galvanized steel plate, and reminiscent of a biological cross-section drawing brought to life, the mass of complex folded steel can support the weight of 4 m long fully laden benches, through its intersecting geometry and extruded form.

Designed using parametric software and all fabricated in house, the design is a simple ode to the miraculous strength of root systems.

Read the case study about the Root Bench

Image: Ollie Hammick

Posted on October 17, 2019 by Galvanizers Association

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