The Socially-Minded Coyaa Bench by Geneto

The Socially-Minded Coyaa Bench by Geneto

Cambria Bold
Nov 18, 2011

Japanese architectural design firm Geneto's latest work—a ready-to-assemble bench called Coyaa—is designed in collaboration with a welfare facility in Sendai. Made from interlocking wood panels constructed from industrial wood scraps, the bench intends to serve several social purposes, one of which is to provide mentally and physically disabled people with creative, rewarding jobs.

Because the assembly process doesn't require nails, screws or any type of adhesive, this enables Geneto to offer safe jobs to the people in the care of the various welfare facilities with whom they collaborate. Once an order is place, Geneto delivers the wood panels to the facilities where the residents assemble them. Additionally, the furniture is designed specifically for pet-lovers, with several nooks and crannies that your furry friend will love to explore.

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