Vaadhoo Bench: This custom glowing bench was inspired by the island of Vaadhoo in the Maldives.
When making this entryway bench we were experimenting with epoxy resin additives to add colour and photoluminescence in a perfect marriage with rich wood and texture. The live edge maple is captured in time by the epoxy resin. The rich blue glow is a compliment to the orange tones of the Sapelle wood. The legs were purposefully understated and the blue glow bounces elegantly off the white finish of the legs at night.
The blue photoluminescent glow that this bench puts off looks just like the glowing waters of Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives. The marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates.
We created this bench as a giveaway and show piece for a trade show we took part in. The feedback was positive in the light of day and when they saw the pictures of it glowing in the dark they were blown away!