Inessa Hansch


Inessa Hansch presents a semi-crafted concrete outdoor bench combining formwork techniques and additive 3D printing. This allows the creation of volumes with a small amount of material. Inessa Hansch takes an artistic approach to designing outdoor furniture, seeing it as the measure of the human body on the scale of the city: the bench is the first measure that enables people to make a place their own, giving them an entry point into the landscape.

For the "volcano bench", the almost anthropomorphic curves and micro-undulations are an "invitation". The additive manufacturing technique enables this formal freedom. The bench was designed for the lower square of the "Volcan", Oscar Niemeyer's national stage building in Le Havre.