Nichola O' Connell

N+ Bench prototype

The furniture I have designed began from an exploration of combing materials using creative and interesting joint selection. The pieces integrate simple standard elements and easily machined components that can come together in a multiple of ways. With this, an extensive collection of adaptable furniture objects can be created. The possibilities are endless. The two chosen materials for this project were beech and stainless steel. The appeal to these particular materials were how different they are, both in aesthetic and in form. They also complement each other nicely. Initially designed with outdoor use in mind the pieces can be used in many settings, commercial or domestic. Ease of production, packaging and assembly were all key factors when designing my collection.