This object passed through several stages until reaching the current production phase, but from the beginning it gravitated around these constants: parametric design, modular elements, a kind of extended multi-functionality. Finally after ups and downs, a very clear idea crystallized and so appeared Tusenben.
Erlend Blakstad Hafner: “Tusenben” is a worm, directly translated to English from Norwegian it means thousand legs. The Halele Carol factory is an interesting industrial garden but it lacks a social arena. I decided to make a meeting place for the central square.
“I was told to make the structure movable and I came to think about a soft worm moving through the factory. I was inspired by the production on site and the industrial architecture of the factory buildings and decided to make a simple object inspired by the place.”
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Photo credits: Andrei Margulescu
The bench is formed of several arches with different radius and consists of 2.200 or more wooden parts all unique and combined in ways that creates a multifunctional meeting point and hang out for the visitors.
From its first day, “Tusenben” has become a social aggregator. From flirt space, bench for many people, agora, sunbathing place, bed or sunbed proved to be very useful for the launch event.