Skin & Bones lounge chair,
Bunky Day to Night
Designer/Architect Benjamin Hall took a break from society in 2009. Living "off the grid" in Central Washington, the milepost marker 112 served as his only reference point to the world he purposefully left behind. During this time, he fashioned his first chair, the Stargazer, out of a single solar panel and some power tools. He found his calling, and three years later debuted Mile112, a line of minimal, yet masculine modern furniture rooted in his time spent in simplicity. The Skin & Bones lounge chair takes a playground pejorative and turns it into a beautifully-reduced art statement of slug leather and steel. The Modesto has a design that calls out to a relaxing hammock, ensconced in a rugged animal hide and waxed steel to prevent rusting. Pieces like the Bunky Day to Night stool balance form with function, combining a clothing rack, cup holder, and bag hook into the chair's design. Hall's most impressive feat? Achieving all of this at a reasonable price. Well-designed modern furniture can fetch thousands of dollars, but Mile112 pieces can go for much less than that. Certainly not a bad deal for handmade pieces that will last a lifetime.