The U-Shape bench design is a combination of the substance and versatility of concrete and the noble quality of wood. This bench has a U-shaped concrete base that supports a seat formed by four wood planks which appear to be suspended in the air. At night, the character of the bench is changed by the optional lighting feature.
The context used to create this bench, designed by the Danish architecture and design studio Arkitema Architects, is the project for the landscaping of an outdoor covered walkway in an office block in the Danish city of Århus.
It has two possible combinations: The first is a black concrete base combined with an FSC tropical wood seat, and the second a beige concrete base combined with a seat made from FSC light natural pine. It has two optional clefts for installing recessed, concealed lamp holders, which illuminate the curved surface of the base and the nearest section of the paving.
Due to its self-stabilising design, it can be installed on the paving, lawn or beach with no need for anchors. Supplied pre-assembled.