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92/755 Bench, 'Forest Bench', huon pine / myrtle, designed by Peter Michael Adams, made by D. Vise Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1992. Click to enlarge.

'Forest Bench' by Peter Michael Adams

Designed
Peter Adams ran his own furniture studio in the USA before coming to Tasmania in about 1984.

He uses salvaged timbers to give them an 'honourable end'. Many of his forms are benches, derived from a long interest in public seating and in particular, Korean benches. His benches also refer to meditation mats, prayer mats, beds of nails and the undulating shape of forests.

Summary

Object No.

92/755

Object Statement

Bench, 'Forest Bench', huon pine / myrtle, designed by Peter Michael Adams, made by D. Vise Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 1992

Physical Description

Bench consisting of four parallel lengths of dark wood, myrtle with legs shaped into U-shaped forms at sides. Benchtop has 3 x 15 loose inserts of huon pine cubes of varying heights, forming an elongated 'S' shaped form. The tops of the cubes are cut so that the grain is visible and placed to form a circular pattern.

Dimensions

Height

450 mm

Width

400 mm

Depth

2000 mm

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Michael Adams, 1992

Acquisition Date

23 June 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Forest Bench' by Peter Michael Adams 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 August 2021, <https://ma.as/128017>

Wikipedia

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