Philipp Mainzer’s Calle bench is characterized by its strong rectilinear form and the designer’s clever treatment of the seating plane. Mainzer has gently curved the seat inward from the sides creating a subtle concave surface for the entire horizontal expanse – not only is this design element visually engaging, but it is also wonderfully ergonomic providing an unexpected level of comfort for the sitter. The horizontal and vertical planes of the Calle bench are joined through a distinctive detail where the ends of the seating expanse are milled to half of the thickness and precisely fit into the sides. Its form and joint details make Calle an ideal choice to pair with Mainzer’s Ponte table.
The Calle bench features construction in 1.6” thick solid wood available in a choice of northern European oiled oak or walnut. Calle is available in nine sizes – each with a depth of 15.75”.
Born in Germany, Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture at the Architectural Association both in London. In 1995 Philipp Mainzer co-founded the modern furniture brand e15. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums. Parallel to the creation of e15, Philipp Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001. He is a member of the executive committee of German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design, and branding. Philipp Mainzer is creative and managing director of e15 and his architecture office PHILIPP MAINZER OFFICE FOR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.
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Available in thick, solid northern European oiled oak or walnut.
Bench seat features a slightly concave orientation from each side toward the center.
An option of adding saddle leather individual seats to the bench.
63” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
70.9” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
78.75” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
90.5” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
98.4” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
106.25” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
118.1” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
130” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height
141.75” width, 15.75” depth, 18.5” height