back bounded-next cafe calendar-large calendar cart close coat-check collapse donate download elevators expand explore filter grid-view hamburger heart hours join link list-view location mail more next nursing-room phone print programs ramp restrooms right-arrow search share shop thumbs-down thumbs-up tickets up toilet heart-filled zoom Skip to Content

Centipede III Bench

Decorative Arts and Design

Search and Share Tools

Centipede III Bench

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Héctor Esrawe (Mexican, born 1968), designer
Pirwi, Mexican, founded 2007, manufacturer

Date

2009

Medium

Birch plywood with wood veneer

Accession #

2013.375

Dimensions

17 3/4 x 78 3/4 x 13 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Designer Héctor Esrawe (Mexican, born 1968) exhibits dynamic movement, experimentation of form, and use of natural and environmentally friendly materials in this lively and appropriately titled Centipede III bench. The bench delights with its playful rhythms and repetition of forms inspired by the eponymous insect, while the undulating legs disguise the actual point of contact with the floor. The birch plywood is certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and the bench has non-toxic and biodegradable finishes.

Credit

Purchase with funds from the Decorative Arts Acquisition Endowment

COVID-19: Museum is closed to the public. Learn more.