In this 1999 project for Droog, Bey uses compacted garden mulch as the only material in the construction of a functional outdoor seat.By using an unprocessed natural construction material, Bey makes use of the natural cycle of decay without in any way disrupting it.His bench is extruded from a waste product of natural decay, which, after being used for a period, can continue to decay into soil.Bey calls Garden Bench “Research for staying in nature”*; an apt description of an object which is both a suggested means for continuing to exist in harmony with nature and an integrated element in a natural process. ^The photo links to Studio Jurgenbey’s website.
* Jurgen Bey, “Jurgen Bey (1965),” DesignWS. 15 Sept. 2007. <http://www.designws.com/vormgeverpagina/bey.htm>