Right from the get-go, my partner Pat Christie and I identified a number things that we wanted to incorporate into our design based on the nature of the material and our combined skills.
"The ONE6 is born from LVL, a wood product engineered for performance and durability. A specialized manufacturing process results in a material that is strong, straight and consistent with distinctive aesthetic properties.
At six metres long, the reduced-edge profile along the length of the bench accentuates the impressive span that can only be achieved by LVL beam construction.
The use of CNC carving allowed for the design of an innovative joint, strengthened through the load bearing application.
This synthesis of human, machine and material results in an object that is guaranteed to be a spectacle in any environment."
This is the final design we decided to go with. It addressed and exceeded all of our requirements.