Pixel Burst - Bench
The Pixel Burst Series explodes with creativity and optimism as a sunburst inspired motif radiates optimism.
Designer: Yves Behar
Benefits: Surfrider Foundation
Size: 60L x 18D x 18H in
Weight: 125 LBS
Color: Mega Beige / Matte (see color chart for more color options)
Materials: Powder Coated Aluminum
Use: Indoor / Outdoor
Includes: Anti-Theft Security Feet + Authentic Signature Medallion
Made in USA
Note: "Colors shown on images are simulations. For exact color specifications please click on our Color Chart and request a sample as noted"
-This is a "made to order" item. MTO
-Leadtimes are 10-12 Weeks.
-This item is non-cancelable / non-returnable
-This is a final sale item.
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What was your inspiration?
Burst of creativity, of self-expression and ideas is what drives us as creatives, so, how does this idea get expressed in a simple visual? We took a literal pattern of an explosion, and reduced it to square pixels...the offsets and size variations creating an abstract, yet recognizable shape of a burst. The resulting drawing is reminiscent of a bright light-spot, a sun...squint your eyes, and the abstract shapes become something bright and optimistic.
Why is it important for you to give back?
I have invested a lot of creative energy and fuseproject studio time in the idea that design can make a difference: beyond the value we create for enterprises and for the users, it is the VALUES we create that have long term impact. This approach has resulted in a few civic projects that we have invested in such as the One Laptop Per Child (100$ laptop) with Nicholas Negroponte, and the New York City Condom and dispensers we have done for the department of Health of NY. Design has a democratizing power, as designers we need to use that power.
For Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organization, fuseproject designed the world’s first $100 “XO” laptop aimed at bringing education and technology to the world’s poorest children. Yves’ commercial projects are equally impactful as exemplified by the Herman Miller LEAF Lamp, the Aliph Jawbone and, most recently, Y Water.
Yves’ work has been the subject of two solo exhibitions and resides in the permanent collections of international museums worldwide, including MoMA and the Musee d’Art Moderne/Pompidou Center.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious National Design Award for Industrial Design celebrating design as a ‘vital humanistic tool shaping the world’—awarded by Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum. He also received the INDEX: Design to Improve Life, “Community” award for his role in creating the "XO" laptop.
In addition to his duties at fuseproject, Yves is the Chairperson of the Industrial Design program at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and he has taken on creative, business-partner roles at Aliph Jawbone and other client-companies.
Botanist believes that design can make a difference.
Sales from the "Pixel Burst" series benefit the Surfrider Foundation.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.