Rob Hebing talks about Bench, an interactive piece of furniture. Bench responds to those seated on it by taking on a variety of shapes. Its behavior ranges from accommodating to comforting and from challenging to threatening. As such it highlights the active nature of sitting, and it demonstrates that interaction design can contribute to even the most mundane situations.
Bench was Rob’s graduation project at Avans Hogeschool Tilburg. He received an honorable mention for it from the 2010 STRP Talent Pit jury. Before starting his independent practice focused on “futuristic, interactive installations which merge design, art and technology”, Rob worked as a designer and researcher at Studio Roosegaarde.