When design marries functionality, even a bench, an essential element of any urban city, acquires new meanings and makes its way in the firmament of the winning ideas and revolutionary. This is the case of Wi-Bench, The result of ePlaza, A design competition sponsored by Municipality of Jesi - Department of Economic Development and Special Projects, from 'Cultural Association ZAP JUICE and from International School of Comics.
The contest, aimed at professionals, professionals and students of architecture and design at the international level, had as its objective the creation of a seating system that was innovative and could adapt to the technological needs of the citizen today, While maintaining a strong traditional identity. A jury of experts in design, architecture, building, communication and marketing decreed in 2012 the unanimous winner. The presentation of the bench and technology of its designer, the 'Arch.Thomas Tavani, Winner of the contest for the seat technological e-plaza, Was organized by the City of Jesi at the Galleria degli Stucchi Palazzo Pianetti.
Wi-Bench crushed the competition of other 150 proposals in the race, thanks to the project at the same time futuristic but adaptable to any urban context. The bench, made of DuPont ™ Corian®, Was conceived by Thomas TavaniYoung Italian architect who has been able to better interpret the spirit of competition. The project in fact, it fits perfectly with the environment and the territory, without affecting the historical value will change its architectural layout, contributing instead to increase the aesthetic value.
Wi-Bench is in fact the manifestation of the theory of design furniture is a harmonious and pleasing to the eye but with a highly innovative. The bench, profiles intriguingly squared, is the perfect place to take advantage of the spaces of relationship or of the precious moments of relaxation that you can cut out the day. The seat in fact, pure lines and minimal, allows to be outdoors and at the same time enjoy the benefits of a functional workstation technology. Wi-Bench is designed for use in portable and wireless devices, and includes an integrated photovoltaic system to charge batteries for laptops, mobile phones and other devices.
The session was conducted by the company Modula Srl, laboratory specializing in the fabrication of DuPont ™ Corian® which belongs to the "Corian® Quality Network". The choice of using DuPont ™ Corian®, in the variant Glacier White, by Thomas Tavani, was dictated by the extreme malleability and durability that the techno-surface is able to guarantee.
DuPont ™ Corian® in fact, is the ideal material for the realization of projects dedicated to urban, thanks to its technical characteristics. Hygienic, easy to clean, requires little maintenance, is restorable, is not porous and is weather resistant. Is indeed soventemente chosen by the designers for the realization of external facades aesthetic impact and superior technical characteristics.
In addition, the thermoforming and ductility of the techno-surface allowed the architect Thomas Tavani to devise a concept with a sleek, no visible seams and totally ergonomic.