Nowadays, benches come in all shapes and sizes. This post showcases our favorite examples of beautiful and unusual bench designs.
An attempt at getting strangers to conversate in public spaces. This bench requires cooperation to be functional. [more]
The Rolling Bench
The age old problem of wet benches has been solved by a group of Korean designers. [more]
In the winter the unit collapses down into a storage unit where you can keep garden tools, children’s toys, etc. In the summer it opens out into a 3 seater bench and has two accompanying tables. Another feature is the built in solar lights, creating a cool night time effect.
Bench Designs by Matthias Pliessnig
Creative wooden benches by Matthias Pliessnig.
LightBench by Frellstedt, Germany, is based on modern RGB LED lighting technology. Thanks to LED it can be lit in millions of adjustable shades of bright or soft colors.
334 Newspaper Bench
The “334” bench is made of 3 parallel bars of metal and 334 newspapers folded and stacked next to each other. The challenge of that series is to recycle a product, but also to design a furniture without using any screw, glue, soldering, etc.
This is a bench without a back or front, that let’s everyone sit and enjoy from every internal mood and external angle. It’s a non- fuss design with maximum practical benefit and desirable, minimalist aesthetic.
The Splinter bench consists of two sculptural side chairs, each with a smooth and a jagged side—as if they have been broken apart, or “splintered” from each other. When joined at their serrated ends, they fit together like puzzle pieces to form a sleek contemporary-looking bench. They can also be arranged to join along their smooth sides, creating a lounger with rough-hewn edges for an Arts and Crafts feel.
Tennis Ball Benches
You may have thoughts tennis balls were just for tennis – but creative Dutch designer Tejo Remy has found a another use for the bright yellow bouncy felt-and-rubber balls.