Refit is an indoor/outdoor bench inspired by the relationship between humans and cultural icons. The bench recontextualizes objects with understood purposes into new forms of use. Visually it references ball cages, a form that appears in both superstores and memories of adolescence. The form expands on ideas surrounding mass production, while the material challenges cultural preconceptions.
Arcane Moto- Powder coating
The sizing of the frame is such that the balls must be in position prior to inflation. Once inflated, the balls are pressure fit in the frame restricting their movement. By its nature, the basketball is a durable, tactile, and outdoor object. When composed, they provide an undulating surface offering multiple ways to sit.
The final piece includes 22 No.7 regulation sized basketballs and a 1" diameter steel tube frame that has been powder coated.