Built from simple products: concrete, Batu decking and galvinized threaded rod; I created this bench on a steep hill where there was need for a rest stop. By using fabric instead of wood to form the concrete wall this ordinary material took on the appearance of a mattress or over-stuffed couch.  Very inviting to the touch.

Here is a description of the building and pouring process:


The formwork in place: weed barrier fabric held together with 3/16" threaded rod.  The boards on top of the form hold the fabric up and keep the fabric in tension as well as give it its compound curvature.



As the concrete is poured, the fabric pushes away from the threaded rod and gives the wall a quilted appearance.