Form Us With Love creates modular benches to give people privacy in public spaces

Swedish studio Form Us With Love has designed a modular bench seating system for +Halle, which aims to create privacy in public without using walls or dividers. The Levels benches come in three heights and three lengths that can be mix-and-matched to create seating for a wide range of indoor shared spaces. With sitters positioned […]

Atelier NL creates benches from storm-felled trees for Dutch Design Week

Atelier NL has made a series of wooden benches from trees uprooted in a huge storm that hit Eindhoven earlier this year, to sit alongside objects made from wood at their studio. The Stormwood benches are made from timber slats cut from some of the nearly 1,000 trees felled during the storm that wrecked havoc […]

Snøhetta installs curved Best Weapon bench to encourage conversations at UN Headquarters

Architecture firm Snøhetta has installed a smile-shaped aluminium bench at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to promote “a message of peace and conflict resolution.” Currently on display outside of the UN Headquarters in New York, The Best Weapon is a six-and-a-half meter-long seat that Snøhetta created for the Nobel Peace Center. Its name […]

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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