Arbel: Conventional upholstery is based on a simple principle—foam is encased in fabric to provide comfort. For the 25.0 bench, we eliminated foam from the equation and compensated by providing a vast excess of fabric which is allowed to fold and pleat haphazardly to create a comfortable seat and back.  The randomly folded pleats shift as they conform to the human body to create interesting organic patterns over time. Photograph by Robert Kenziere.  Photo 5 of 10 in Omer Arbel

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Arbel: Conventional upholstery is based on a simple principle—foam is encased in fabric to provide comfort. For the 25.0 bench, we eliminated foam from the equation and compensated by providing a vast excess of fabric which is allowed to fold and pleat haphazardly to create a comfortable seat and back. The randomly folded pleats shift as they conform to the human body to create interesting organic patterns over time. Photograph by Robert Kenziere.

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