The Mola bench by Andrija Večenaj young designer from Koprivnica, Croatia was inspired by his experience growing up in the seaport city of Rijeka.
The concept is based on the shape of the wave and boat hull. Wood, a traditional and resistant material in ship building is used for the surface of the bench. Using the tensed arch, which is formed by bending under the steam, the wood becomes a wave, surface for lying and sitting. Durability and raw surface of concrete are part of the past and future of Molo Longo boardwalk. Because of that, the base of the bench is made of concrete element that carries the whole construction as a centerboard, and the bench floats like catamaran touching the ground with two, or three lines.
Depending on the needs and frequency of the users, the bench can be adjusted to space, the parts are easy to replace or upgrade by combining the base with sitting and lying areas.
The bench is not just a computer simulation, but I have it with the help of master and father did live. It consists of two parts – a block of concrete and wood seat folded under steam, whose parts are makivati and come back to it and can sit and lie – says Andrew.