Offi Momo BenchKyoko Inoda and Nils Sveje, Inoda + Sveje, Milan, Italy 2002
Momo actually means peach in Japanese, but is also used as a character's name in children books.
The name was chosen for the bench after a decision to give the products names that are normally used for individuals (mostly animals and fiction names). They want the users to have a closer relationship with their furniture this way.
The strongest point in the bench's design is the harmony and simplicity it shows, it is shaped but not ornamented. The two materials merge together as a result of their interacting shapes, the result is neither a frame with a seat or a seat with legs but two merged materials creating a bench as a result of their shapes, sharpness, lightness and movement.
Seat in bent plywood. Leg in bent laser-cut steel frame with a mirror silver finish.
Choice of wood: Maple, White oak, Walnut, black-stained ash. Molded plywood with Walnut or Birch veneer and formed steel legs.
Award: Pure design award/ Idee design competition 2002
Dimensions: 16 d, 16 h x 47 w
Materials: Maple, White oak, Walnut, black-stained ash. Molded plywood with Walnut or Birch veneer and formed steel legs.
** Tip: Wood finishes may vary from color and grain shown in image sample.