Designed by Jorge Pensi, AARHUS is a collection of benches designed to inhabit high traffic waiting environments. A collection of modular seats and tables that are combined into horizontal aluminium frames to create elegant and timeless benches that can be customized to match with the requirements of diverse spaces, uses and architectures. The AARHUS benches are available with upholstered or integral polyurethane seats. The arms and tabletops can be fitted in between the seats. Metallic parts are available in aluminum, black or white colour. The benches can incorporate cast aluminum or solid wood legs and the standard compositions can be configured from two to six seats. Longer benches can be produced for special projects.
Jorge Pensi Design Studio was set up in 1984. Since then the studio has consolidated its position as a global point of reference for contemporary design. Its minimalist and expressive designs have received numerous prizes and awards. Some of its first products, such as the Toledo chair or the Regina lamp, have since become Spanish design icons renowned worldwide. In 1997, Jorge Pensi was awarded the National Design Prize by the Ministry of Industry and Energy and the BCD Foundation for outstanding professional achievement. If there is one thing which defines Jorge Pensi Design Studio’s products, it is their timelessness. They constantly seek a balance between poetry and realism, material and space, abstraction and emotion. The aim is to create as many sensations as possible with as few resources as possible, challenging the usual logic in order to establish whether or not it is possible to create something new.