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A Steam-Bent Bench Flexes Its Ribs

Australian design collective DesignByThem brings to market some really interesting products, but this one by Stefan Lie, aptly called the Ribs Bench, takes the cake. Consisting of dozens of steam-bent hardwood ribs and an aluminium “backbone,” the bench can be flexed into a variety of different shapes to suit one’s mood or space. Featured in the Sydney Opera House, the bench is elegant and clever, not to mention well built.

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