One our favourite pieces of furniture that we’ve designed here at Co-DB is the multifunctional bleacher seating that we did last spring for Scriberia. The bleachers are a key part of Scriberia’s flexible workshop space, where they host a variety of live events, including talks and visual communication workshops. As such, we wanted to create a piece of furniture that could transform the space for a variety of uses as well as providing a wealth of dedicated storage for supplies used in creative workshops.
The bleacher structure consists of two mobile units and a stationary cabinet at the back, creating a three-tiered seating area. The mobile units can be moved around the room to provide a variety of configurations as well as storing the chairs and trestles that are also used in the space. The stationary cabinets feature whiteboard-fronted doors and have specially designed internal shelving for Scriberia’s different stationary supplies. We also created a lapdesk design to accompany the bleachers, which can be used for working on laptops as well as taking notes during talks. Seat pads cut from 15mm wool felt provide extra comfort.
By Madeleine Valcour
Top two photographs © Peter Landers 2018.