Michael Ryan's segmented Worm Bench acted as a catalyst
for conversation and inquiry during its first public appearance
at the ICFF in May.
Nine feet in length, brilliant green in color and segmented in form,
the Worm Bench was inspired by a fieldtrip to the bio-diversity
section at the Museum of Natural History in New York. The Bench
marks a return to nature, playfulness, motion and interaction reminiscent
of childhood toys. Its configuration follows the whims of the users
and desired experience, be it close conversation or comfortable
The Worm Bench is targeted for the inner child of users ages 7-77.