New Duraply range
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These ultra-durable panel for outdoor use in the most demanding conditions are composed of sustainable plantation wood. Plywood modified using an innovative treatment renders the entire panel exceptionally durable. Immune to fungal and insect attack, even when used outdoors and in the most demanding of weather conditions. Its CE2 + structural certificate, lightness, surface quality and ease of machining makes it perfect for facades and other construction applications.
The “Double Bench” is one of ten new benches made for the City of London for the 2018 Festival of Architecture. The bench has been made using plywood from Garnica’s Durable range.
Designed by Mills Turner and manufactured by Monarch Joinery Limited, the bench is the result of a design competition organised in 2018 by the London Festival of Architecture (City of London Corporation) and Cheapside Business Alliance.
Christened the “Double Bench”, it is made from a series of curved plywood pieces screwed onto a number of steel bars with bolts on each end. The outline of the bench follows the natural curve of the human body when seated and can be as long or as short as desired, depending on where it is to be installed.
The technique used for building this wooden bench is highly innovative and functional because it provides extremely easy assembly and/or disassembly. Transport is also made easy given the flat-pack nature of the components. Furthermore, the Duraply plywood panels from Garnica offer excellent durability in demanding weather conditions.