Jeong Greem brings doodles to life in Mono furniture series

Three-dimensional doodle-like lines form this series of furniture by Korean designer Jeong Greem, which aims to breathe life into mundane, everyday materials. The Mono furniture collection sees simple, single-line drawings translated into a series of rope-like benches, chairs, tables and lamps. Each piece has been made from silicone foam tubes – a material typically used […]

Snøhetta designs bench for Nobel Peace Centre that brings people together

A bench designed by architecture firm Snøhetta for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo is shaped like a partial circle to encourage people to sit closer together and start conversations. The project is described as a “peace bench” and is titled The Best Weapon, in reference to Nelson Mandela’s famous quote, “The best weapon is […]

City Benches by young designers brighten London’s Cheapside

A giant sleeping whippet and a bright red sundial are among the playful street furniture enlivening the UK capital during the London Festival of Architecture. Scattered throughout London’s Cheapside financial district, the seats are the winning designs of the City Benches competition held by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA). Benchtime by Anna Janiak doubles […]

Joe Doucet installs anti-terror benches in New York’s Times Square

New York designer Joe Doucet has created a 3D-printed concrete bench that also functions as a barrier to protect public spaces from vehicle-led terrorist attacks. Doucet‘s design comprises a stack of 3D-printed concrete benches, which weigh over one ton and attach to each other via steel rods. When the chunky seats are hit by a […]

Dion Lee repurposes traditional tailoring techniques for leather furniture collection

Australian furniture producer DesignByThem has teamed up with fashion designer Dion Lee to develop a collection comprising a lounge chair and bench made by slashing and weaving leather. The DL range is the first interdisciplinary collaboration by the Sydney-based company, which was founded in 2007 by Sarah Gibson and Nicholas Karlovasitis. DesignByThem champions Australian design […]

Thomas Bentzen brings garden furniture indoors with Linear Wood dining table for Muuto

Danish designer Thomas Bentzen has created a dining table and bench series for Muuto, with the same design details as the picnic-bench-inspired furniture he created for the brand’s outdoor range. Launching in Milan this week, the Linear Wood Series looks almost exactly like the outdoor table and bench that the Danish brand launched earlier this year. […]

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