This elegant Carta bench was designed by Shigeru Ban for Cappellini in 1996. Defined by its use of unconventional materials—the seating area of the bench is composed of recycled cardboard tubes—the bench presents characteristic Japanese design elements. The overall effect of the bench is decidedly sculptural, but it maintains plenty of functional seating space.
Museum exhibition Re f use. This collection was shown in several museums in Europe in the period 1996-2000 to promote sustainability.