The Canton wooden bench, designed by Franco Raggi in 1987, fitted out with two spaces on the sides-containers for magazines, books and phone directories, still in use at the time-ideally designed for home entrances, "was born", Franco Raggi writes, "from a graphic exercise: a black line which in its continuous path creates two squares connected by a horizontal line. Dragging this line into the third dimension, I realized that the solid thus obtained could be a bench, not a comfortable seat, but for temporary use, where ergonomics could be sacrifice in favor of an abstract, almost neoplastic image. Books and things could be put in the squares transformed into open compartments."
Design: Franco Raggi
Material: Beech wood with black melamine edge and water painting