Proposed for NYC’s historical Battery Park, the ALIS bench serves as both commodity and art. Lightweight & durable, the ergonomic sections are constructed through the process of renewable resource plastic injection molding, common in the structuring of urban playground equipment. Using unique “fiber logic” reinforcement, ALIS efficiently redistributes external forces through its composite skin system. As night falls, each section illuminates from within to reveal a beautiful web of the fibrous internal strands.
ALIS efficiently redistributes external forces through its composite skin system. This skin system maintains a constant surface enclosure thickness while responding to areas of higher impact stress by the integration of fiber bundles. The networking of these bundles comes together to form deeper cross sections in material thickness thus providing optimum structural integrity. Subversive by day, these strands emerge as the sun sets to establish an alternate formal dimension.
Designers: Edward Kim, Tommaso Casucci, Charles Jones, Mike Nesbit