The Most Creative Benches And Seats Ever

Many things shape the face of a city: buildings, bridges, parks, sculptures… even benches!

That’s right, this simple form of public furniture can also add more emotion to a particular site.

A&D created this list of unusual bench designs to illustrate that creativity can transform busy streets into cozy communal living rooms.

Whether you’re grabbing a quick lunch, or waiting for your date, these benches will definitely brighten your day!

01. Park In Vöcklabruck, Austria

02. Bench In Kiev, Ukraine

03. The Blue Carpet In Newcastle, England

04. Creative Park Bench, Massachusetts

05. Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

06. Bench By Alleswirdgut Architektur, Luxembourg

07. Whale Tail Bench

08. Paprocany Lake Shore Redevelopment

09. Bench Out Of Pencils In Kiev, Ukraine

10. Typewriter Bench

11. Musical Bench

12. Seats In The Shape Of A Tulip By Tulip Design

13. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Book Bench, London

14. Custom Curve Seats, Cadigal Green, University Of Sydney, Australia

15. Off-ground, Copenhagen, Denmark

16. El Poeta Bench By Alfredo Häberli

17. Bus Stop Bench

18. Soft Bench By Lucile Soufflet

19. Double Doily, New York, NY

20. Glass Concrete Bench By Zoltan Bencze & Szovetseg’39, Pecs, Hungary

21. Lungo Mare Bench

22. Swinging Bench By Neulhae Cho

23. Creative Bench

24. Tree Bench Of Tree Bench, Seattle, USA

25. 888 Brannan Office Building In San Francisco

26. Book Bench In Paris

27. Benches In Exhibition At The Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri

28. Garabatos, Series Of Benches By Pablo Reinoso

29. Creative Benches In New York

30. Funny City Bench, Bangkok

31. Benches In Riva Promenade Of Croatian City Split

32. “V” Shaped Bench In Belgium

33. Bench On Acid

34. The State Of The Pulse At Rest, International Garden Show Hamburg

35. Robot Bench In Enschede, Netherlands

36. Kansas City Public Library Stairs

37. Creative Bench

38. The Tree Bench In The Netherlands

39. Sail Benches, Vercheres, Canada

40. Letter Bench, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England

41. Space In Between By Worapong Manupipatpong

42. DIY Urban Bench

43. Lightwave, A Sculptural Bench In Ithaca, NY

44. Mountain Inspired Benches

45. Creative Public Bench

46. Piano Bench In Andrassy Ave, Budapest

47. Swan Bench In Amsterdam

48. Social Bench

49. Light Bench In Barcelona

50. Bench In New York

51. Modern Bamboo Bench In New York

52. The Wave In Chicago, IL

53. Nest Bench

54. Concrete Bench At New York Botanical Garden‎, Bronx

55. Benches In Jean Baptiste Lebas Park, Lille, France

56. Circular Bench Bruxelles

57. Buttmunches, San Francisco Ferry Plaza, CA

58. Swirling Bench

59. Unire/Unite In Rome, Italy

60. Flexible Seating By Izabela Bołoz, Gdynia, Poland

61. Bench Go Round, San Francisco

62. Sustainable Wooden Bench In United Kingdom

63. Onsite Benches By Sebastien Wierinck, Berlin, Germany And Paris, France

64. Unique Public Bench

65. Portable Bench In London

66. The Wanderest – A Seat That Attaches To Existing Circular Or Octagonal Lamp Posts

67. Bench Of Plates By Al_a

68. Claude Ponti Bench, Nantes, France

69. Creative Wood Benches

70. Water Bench Collects And Stores Rainwater

71. X- Shaped Loungers In Times Square, Nyc

72. Modified Social Benches In Ny

73. Klaipeda

74. London Bench

75. Debrecen

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