Meet the world's first bench made from fossil-free steel—designed with TELLUS in mind
We are launching the world's first bench made from 100 per cent fossil-free steel from SSAB—designed with TELLUS in mind.
TELLUS is the brainchild of the Swedish designer Emma Olbers, who has received several awards and acknowledgments for her work with sustainable design. The bench got its name because it was designed and produced “with Tellus in mind”, in accordance with our planetary boundaries.
"The main goal was to create a bench with as few emissions as possible. An urban bench for public environments must withstand a lot of wear and tear. Therefore, a strong construction is important. We have striven to use as little material as possible but still maintain the construction’s integral strength. I think it should both radiate a metallic feel and a tactility, but also look welcoming, hence the wide armrests which are visually inviting and functional, since they provide space for a coffee cup," Emma Olbers explains.
“At Vestre, we live by the motto: “Everyone can save the world. A little”. This fits well with both Emma Olbers’ and SSAB’s visions. A natural collaboration between strong parties who all work towards the same goal,” says Bjørn Fjellstad, CEO at Vestre.
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Designing for planetary boundaries with Emma Olbers