- Type Bench
- Date 2019
- Dimensions 4600 x 450 x 720 mm
- Weight 530 kg
- Material Mármore Branco Vigária e Madeira Sapele
- Edition Limited (8+3)
Made in Portugal using Portuguese stone.
Prototype developed for the First Stone programme, for Assimagra.
Hell’s Kitchen Bench is a large-scale piece of furniture that creates a symbiotic relationship between the natural and sustainable raw-materials that comprise it, stone and wood. The singularity of this conjugation is evidenced not only in the proficiency of the lines of the bench itself, but also in the contrast of the white Branco Vigária marble with the african Sapele wood.
Designed specifically for the lobby of Álvaro Siza’s first ever building on American soil, the name chosen for the bench is inspired by the iconic area of the city of New York that houses it: Hell’s Kitchen. Establishing a dialogue between the sleek and refined lines of this new tower, the piece has a striking effect, revealing in its design the poetic modernism that is so characteristic of this seminal architect’s work.