Products are created for mass production by industrial designers, who determine and define a product’s form and features using a mix of creativity and scientific decision making.
When designing a building or landscape, waste is usually not what comes to mind. However, garbage disposal is an important part of the development planning process as creating a clean space makes an area both appealing and more habitable.
Benches offer much more than welcome respite for tired legs. Planning for public seating promotes inclusion, social connection, and a shared sense of belonging in public spaces.
Outdoor benches are a central part of an urban identity. By having well placed benches, the city invites people out onto the street.
We certainly hope that 2022 will bring a new, less anxious normalcy. Yet we’ve gained some gems in the tough times, and some of the things we’ve learned along the way will follow us as the post-Covid world restarts.
A park bench may be the place for a first kiss or to stop and watch a vibrant sunset. Either way, it is a welcome seat that encourages people to step outside.