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40 Creative Benches Every City Needs

When it comes to sitting around, the last thing that comes to mind is creativity. But these designers have managed to make mundane park benches into magnificent works of art and cunning advertisements. I can’t vouch for all their comfortableness, though, as some of these benches are intended more as messages than recreational units. Take Nike’s bench, for example, where a place to sit cannot be found and the back of the bench encourages you to “RUN” instead. Or check out Denver Water’s conservational ploy missing almost two-thirds of the bench (providing only room for one) suggesting that you “use only what you need.”

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[via topdesignmag]

Have you ever seen any of these benches? What’s your favorite one?

   
Torben Kaare Stokholm
Drat. I only wanted to sit Down.
Torben Kaare Stokholm
Drat. I only wanted to sit Down.
Eric Hearn
The peeled back pavement is very clever.
Eric Hearn
The peeled back pavement is very clever.
Jan Moran
A new twist on the mundane bench!
Jan Moran
A new twist on the mundane bench!
 
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