Created to be adaptable, light and strong, the Pyramid benches are the last word in cutout sheet steel construction. Originally created by Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld while working at Ahrend in the 1950s, the collection has been relaunched by HAY together with Ahrend.
When initially launched in the 1950's, it was regarded as a triumph in its innovative use of sheet steel, giving new direction for use in organically shaped products. Today, both as individual pieces and as a collection, it is notable for its sparing use of materials, simplistic construction and for being light enough to move around. These lasting designs manifest functional excellence and aesthetical lightness that have been proved in all environments over several generations. Perfect partner to the Pyramid Table 190cm.
Materials: 21 mm bench top in solid oak with straight edge. Frame in powder coated steel-sheet.
Dimensions:Length - 190 x Width - 40 x Height 46cm
Friso Kramer and Wim Rietveld are an iconic design duo from the bygone days of classic Scandinavian design. They are perhaps most regarded for their work on the Result Chair and Pyramid collection of tables and benches, recently re-imagined by Hay. The Result Chair in particular is an excellent display of the pair’s ingenuity, creating a tremendously functional chair while being sparing in their use of materials, leaving the finished product with an aesthetically pleasing form, while retaining high levels of functionality. This combination allowed the Result Chair to be produced for use in schools in the Netherlands throughout the 1960s and 1970s, leaving a lasting impression on a generation of Dutch people, as the chair was a feature in their daily lives.