The prototype uses solid oak. The construction is simple: 2 end profiles with a top and dowel between them. The angled seat is designed to give more comfort than a flat wooden board might.
The bench is designed to have some of the qualities of a practical hard wearing pair of straight-leg work pants. The end silhouette/ elevation of this bench is rather obviously derived from a simplified sketch of a pair of work pants (Arbeid ‘Bukser’ in Norwegian) but more importantly it’s the propriety of the materials employed for the task at hand that have given the bench its name. The intention has been to provide a product to sit on that is not subject to a change in trends or fashion.