Concrete and Steel Floating Bench

Willy Guhl
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Overview

Remarkable mid-century floating concrete bench by Swiss Architect Willy Guhl. Circa 1960s. Sturdy and substantial. Holds the weight of 3 adults easily. Perfect minimal design as is common with the Swiss designer. The seat is made of fiber cement with a rounded concrete top and bottom that curves and fits snugly onto the steel base. Bench floats on a tubular metal frame in a perfect vintage cream paint. Perfect patina to both seat and frame. More commonly found in fiberglass. This concrete version is much rarer. Wear as shown. A beautiful piece with gentle lines and strong presence.

Specifications
Specifications
Creator

Willy Guhl

Reference No.

LU1853335769252

Place of Origin

Switzerland

Date of Manufacture

1960s

Dimensions

67 in width
27.75 in height
32 in depth
19 in seat height

Materials & Technique

Concrete and Metal

Creator

Willy Guhl

Reference No.

LU1853335769252

Place of Origin

Switzerland

Date of Manufacture

1960s

Dimensions

67 in width
27.75 in height
32 in depth
19 in seat height

Materials & Technique

Concrete and Metal

Specifications
Creator

Willy Guhl

Reference No.

LU1853335769252

Place of Origin

Switzerland

Date of Manufacture

1960s

Dimensions

67 in width
27.75 in height
32 in depth
19 in seat height

Materials & Technique

Concrete and Metal

Designer Notes
Willy Guhl
b. 1915
Willy Guhl was a Swiss industrial designer, who in the mid-20th century pioneered the application of utilitarian materials, notably concrete, in modern outdoor furniture design, such as his in the design of his iconic Loop Chair. Guhl became renowned for his use of fiber-reinforced concrete, a composite material that combines cement with fibers to enhance strength and durability. His designs, marked by clean lines and functional elegance, reflect a commitment to both beauty and use. Guhl's design and creative use of materials contributed to a redefinition of the aesthetic and functional possibilities of concrete in design during the mid-20th century.
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Concrete and Steel Floating Bench

Willy Guhl
$16,500

Remarkable mid-century floating concrete bench by Swiss Architect Willy Guhl. Circa 1960s. Sturdy and substantial. Holds the weight of 3 adults easily. Perfect minimal design as is common with the Swiss designer. The seat is made of fiber cement with a rounded concrete top and bottom that curves and fits snugly onto the steel base. Bench floats on a tubular metal frame in a perfect vintage cream paint. Perfect patina to both seat and frame. More commonly found in fiberglass. This concrete version is much rarer. Wear as shown. A beautiful piece with gentle lines and strong presence.

Willy Guhl Concrete and Steel Floating Bench, 1960s Switzerland
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Merit

Concrete and Steel Floating Bench

Willy Guhl


$16,500


Remarkable mid-century floating concrete bench by Swiss Architect Willy Guhl. Circa 1960s. Sturdy and substantial. Holds the weight of 3 adults easily. Perfect minimal design as is common with the Swiss designer. The seat is made of fiber cement with a rounded concrete top and bottom that curves and fits snugly onto the steel base. Bench floats on a tubular metal frame in a perfect vintage cream paint. Perfect patina to both seat and frame. More commonly found in fiberglass. This concrete version is much rarer. Wear as shown. A beautiful piece with gentle lines and strong presence.

Willy Guhl Concrete and Steel Floating Bench, 1960s Switzerland
Creator
Willy Guhl
Reference No.
LU1853335769252
Place of Origin
Switzerland
Date of Manufacture
1960s
Dimensions
67 in width
27.75 in height
32 in depth
19 in seat height
Materials & Technique
Concrete
Metal