Break~Wave Seating

Photo courtesy of Design Exchange

Break~Wave was designed as a low-lying round bench topped with an undulating surface that mimics the organic properties of coffee.

Last summer, the Design Exchange and Nespresso partnered on a competition called Grand Cru/ation that challenged designers to rethink the conventional coffee break. Lilly Otasevic’s winning proposal, called Break~Wave, was manufactured and installed on November 11 in Toronto’s Union Station as part of the DX’s Satellite program. Entrants were challenged to submit proposals for an aluminum structure to encourage the recycling of Nespresso capsules, which are also made of recyclable aluminum. Manufactured in three colourways, representing the Nespresso Grands Crus: Linizio, Arpeggio and Odacio, the benches are now on display at Union Station in the newly renovated West Wing.


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