A collaboration between London-based designers HagenHinderdael and Austrian 3D printed concrete specialists Concrete3D, CONTOUR is a new bench combining environmentally friendly printing technology with bespoke design. Launched in March 2022 at the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut, the feature bench has been developed with sustainability and its local context in mind.
In its form, CONTOUR takes inspiration from the surrounding landscape of Vorarlberg. Organic curvatures are printed layer by layer to reveal the topographical layers of the mountainscapes coupled together to form the seat. This design language continues into the elevation of the bench itself, as it mimics the peaks and troughs of the skyline of Vorarlberg.
Available in two sizes, CONTOUR S and CONTOUR L can nestle into one another – with the negative space between them creating further dynamic dialogues amongst the furniture set. This playful character of the benches is further elevated in the graphic colouring used in the print itself which uses a unique algorithm to print varying gradients of grey resulting in a bespoke finish every time.