ARMAND GRAHAM

Espresso 77 Benches

Jackson Heights, NY 2013 | built

This pair of custom benches creates a welcoming scene in front of a popular local coffee shop. The client was interested in using perforations in order to create transparency through the benches to allow light and views in and out of the storefront glass. The perforation pattern is based on the blurring of two overlapping triangles to create a gradient of different sizes circular holes, and the logo of the shop is milled into the bottom of the cup holders. The seat, backrest and armrests are made from salvaged walnut resting on a steel frame.