Folded Aluminum Bench/Table by Johnston-Ready

Simplicity goes a long way in TreeHugger's book: more efficiency, less materials, less waste, less stuff -- all good things. Design firm Johnston-Ready, the Los Angeles-based collaboration of Stephen Mark Johnston and Matthew Ready, makes this mantra tangible with their creations; we like the Folded Aluminum Bench the best. Forged from folded powder-coated recycled aluminum and topped with plantation-grown walnut or mangaris, it's a bench, it's a coffee table, it's patio furniture, it's whatever. When well executed, the soft feel of wood together with the sharp, cool efficiency of metal can be a beautiful thing, and this one qualifies for sure. There's an accompanying side table, and the dynamic duo is available at Woodson & Rummerfields House of Design. Get a better look at the bench and side table after the jump. ::Johnston-Ready via ::cribcandy

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