Sporting equipment in its prime has a brash, of-the-moment aesthetic. These objects quickly become dated looking relics of the past as technology evolves and users inevitably upgrade to the latest models. Cupboards around the world are filled with these former peaks of technological and sporting sophistication. Off-Piste Bench looks to celebrate these past glories by putting the aesthetics and material properties of old skis into a springy bench, suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Jonathan Ben-Tovim founded his studio; Ben-Tovim Design in 2011 as an industrial design consultancy with an in-house range of lighting and furniture. Jonathan established BT-D after spending a number of years working for design consultancies Goodwin Hartshorn in London and Charlwood in Melbourne, working with clients such as Bowers & Wilkins, Joseph Joseph and Breville UK.
Jonathan was born in Zimbabwe, grew up and studied industrial design in Adelaide and then moved to Holland to complete a masters at the Design Academy Eindhoven. This was followed by several years of working as a designer in London, until 2010 when Jonathan finally settled in Melbourne, Australia.
220cm x 54cm x 34cm
8 sets of used Snow Skis, 1 set of Used Ski poles