Drip Drop is a public bench for the main railway station in Arlanda, in Sweden. Its name refers to the droplet-shaped cross-section of the backrest, which is made of solid oak. It is fixed onto a concrete support and creates the impression of simply having been pressed into the still soft concrete. Thanks to its organic shape, the backrest – milled with the help of the CAD/CAM process – ensures users sit comfortably. Both the choice of materials and the design idiom of this bench evoke its Scandinavian heritage.
Statement by the Jury
An organic shape characterises the design of the Drip Drop bench. Thanks to its mix of materials – wood and concrete – it also acts as an eye-catcher in a public space.
A-Train AB Arlanda Express, Stockholm, Sweden
Idesign Partners (Johan Larsvall, Nils Löventorn), Stockholm, Sweden