Benches for Arlanda Central
Not only does Arlanda Express operate its train service to Arlanda Airport, but also the station for local and regional trains; Arlanda Central Station. Idesign has designed the new benches at the station.
It has been a delightful challenge to create a comfortable design that handles heavy usage, while still reflecting care and interesting form. DripDrop was the name given to the designed benches. It comes from the drop shaped backrest in solid oak, siking into the concrete gables. With a subtle bulge in the concrete, it looks as if the backrest is pressed into soft concrete. The drop shaped back provides good support for comfortable sitting, both regarding back angle and lumbar support.
The oak backrests have been milled by Linjon and their CAD/CAM-controlled milling machine. Likewise the plugs to the gables, casted in concrete.
Idesign sees the design as a representative of pairing aesthetics with comfort. The benches truly reflect the Scandinavian heritage of design that is durable in both material and form.
Other benches for Arlanda Central: Sticks