Ribs Bench

Designed by Stefan Lie


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Ribs Bench is part of the permanent Powerhouse Collection - Object no. 99/45/1

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The Ribs Bench features a unique flexible metal spine and is able to move fluidly into various positions. A fixed spine is available upon request. Designed in 1999, Ribs Bench by Stefan Lie is part of the permanent Powerhouse Museum Collection - Object no. 99/45/1

Glue laminated timber

Small - 1500 W x 744 D x 350 H mm / Large - 1656 W x 800 D x 450 H mm


- Custom lengths
- Custom finishes
- Fixed spine instead of movable
Custom charges may apply

We work closely with architects and interior designers on small and large scale projects alike. Our in-house design and production teams can assist you to create new or customised versions our products. For all custom inquiries, please email trade@designbythem.com or call +612 8005 4805.

Please note, minimums and/or set up charges may apply to custom projects.

This product is made to order with an approximate lead time of 8-10 weeks. Please call 02 8005 4805 or email info@designbythem.com to confirm lead time.

"As its name suggests, Ribs is composed of a series of arching forms over a movable aluminium spine. In 1998 I wanted to learn about moulding plywood so I made the first version of Ribs in timber. But the form lends itself to many possible materials. Over the years it has been used in so many different environments and I have liked it in every single one.

I have fond memories of designing Ribs. Getting the geometry right so that it forms a straight edge if both ends are moved to the same side, while at the same time making sure it retains its organic appearance was challenging but fun." - Stefan Lie, Designer.