Roman is an object with a multiple functionalities. Its first purpose is that of a small bench made up from one single module. In addition, various modules can be stacked to form a bookcase. The holes inside the structure provide foot space during seating, but likewise they become alcoves for books in a stacked arrangement.
Roman’s shape is inspired by the characteristic arches found in Classical and Neo-Classical Italian architecture, as found in numerous cathedrals, churches, aqueducts or palazzos.
The goal is to produce Roman in sealed aerated concrete. This material has a much lower mass density than regular concrete and will therefore grant this design a surprising lightness, unlike you would expect at first glance.