ALIS is a bench design for Battery Park, a territory that serves as a platform for exploration in the design of public space. This bench is constructed by utilizing the process of renewable plastic injection molding. This process is a common form of method for manufacturing plastic products, usually you can find the application in urban playful equipment. Once user engages with ALIS, the lightness of this object re-informs user’s understanding of initial static nature of the object.
ALIS acknowledges this well established vernacular not for its style, but rather for its desire to exist simultaneously as commodity and art. The structuring of this desire, rooted in functional and economic logic, becomes the formal and material expression of ALIS. ALIS efficiently redistributes external forces through its composite skin system. This skin system maintains a constant surface enclosure thickness while responding to areas of higher impact stress by the integration of fiber bundles. The networking of these bundles comes together to form deeper cross sections in material thickness thus providing optimum structural integrity. Subversive by day, these strands emerge as the sun sets to establish an alternate formal dimension.
Designers : Edward Kim, Tommaso Casucci, Charles Jones, Mike Nesbit