South-Korean Architect Made A Bench That Looks Like A Root System

Root Bench is a multi-height bench system installed in Hangang Park in Seoul, South Korea. The design is a winning proposal by Yong Ju Lee, which creates a circular protrusion of roots that provides space for rest and relaxation. The nearly 100-foot diameter installation is formed from conjoined slats of wood attached to a metal frame, and sprawls from a centralized point in the park. Continue reading »

Photographer Spends 10 Years Photographing Same Bench, Captures More Than He Expects

One Ukrainian photographer has spent a decade of his life on a single project, and it’s so intimate, it’ll make you feel things. Through his kitchen window, Yevhen Kotenko has shot the same park bench for 10 years and while its paint changed, some things remained the same. Continue reading »

This Stunning Dragon Bench Was Birthed From A Chainsaw And Single Log

Believe it or not, this stunning dragon bench was carved using nothing more than a chainsaw and one single log. No wonder the internet can’t stop sharing it. Continue reading »

Bench To Bedroom: Urban Furniture Turned Homeless Shelters

Whereas London and Montreal have installed spikes on the sidewalks to keep homeless people from getting too comfortable, Vancouver offers a kind welcome with benches that transform into mini-shelters. A nonprofit called RainCity Housing teamed up with Spring Advertising to create the modified public benches in order to provide a covered place to sleep while simultaneously raising awareness. Continue reading »

This Artist Designs A Bench Inspired By Glaciers And Natural Earth Formations

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Brooklyn-based designer Fernando Mastrangelo, has designed this unique and sculptural bench as part of his “Drift” collection. Inspired by glaciers and natural earth formations, the designer used hand-dyed sand with cement to create the bench that represents different layers of earth. Continue reading »

This Wood Bench Curves To Fit Your Body

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Los Angeles-based design studio Sitskie Furniture, have designed a handcrafted bench as part of their Block collection.
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This Minimal Trunk Bench By Cradle Design Studio Uses Misfit Tree Parts

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The team behind Cradle created a minimal bench using a raw-cut tree slab and a white steel frame. The project’s name ‘Bench_01’ stems from the fact that the first piece cut from a maple leaf tree, labelled B_01, was originally used as the base of the bench. Continue reading »

L-Series Bench by Geoffrey Lilge

Areaworks is a new manufacturing collaboration between an industrial designer and a cabinetmaker, established in 2013 by Geoffrey Lilge and Christopher Brandt. Continue reading »