In 2005, a church was being renovated in Christopher March's hometown in Austria. The old pews were discarded for new ones. March, an industrial designer, found the wobbly pews beyond repair, but managed to salvage some seating surfaces. Seeking to make them usable again, he rigged up some simple bent tubing: He then evolved the design of the improvised legs into the GehStell-Bank ("go stand bench") legs, made of powder-coated steel. "Whether chipboard, the old tree house or...


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