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Sigill bench

a collaboration with Gunilla Allard

  • Project facts
  • Client: Nola
  • Location: Stockholm
  • Year: 2020

In collaboration with our studio and Gunilla Allard, Nola has developed a new unique backed bench, Sigill. An architecturally designed bench, with inspiration from Sigurd Lewerentz, which was originally developed as a contribution to the architectural competition for the design of Skogskyrkogården (“The Woodland Cemetery”) in Stockholm. The bench was presented during the Stockholm Furniture Fair in Stockholm.

Sigill was designed to withstand the Nordic climate, maintain a high demand on sustainable production and design quality and be sustainable over time in terms of both architecture and design. The result is a low-key and graphic, flexible, stackable backed bench in two designs with both a straight and a curved model, with a steel frame and an oiled oak seat. Inspiration from Lewerentz can be seen in the pure material choices and explicit lines. In addition to being accessibility-adapted, the bench is also easy to move, stack and store, with material choices that ensure the furniture’s lifespan in terms of environment, quality and design.