12 Cool Indoor Bench Designs

Bench is probably one of the furniture which is overlooked by many people. In their minds, it is just a longer version of chair but it is not as comfortable as sofa. This statement is right in some way – there are many benches like that. But bench can be cool as well, just like the 12 benches listed in this post. They are not only looking cool but also having some interesting functions. Some of them might look a bit weird for you, but we can deny the creativity behind it.

Vibrant Colorful Modern House in Toronto
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Homeless Haven: Temporary Shelter Transformed form Bench

Homeless haven is a concept designed to solve the increasing concern of homeless in the process of urbanization. In summer time, you probably will notice more and more homeless live in the street, wandering from place to place. To give them more humanitarian care and assistance, designer Ke Wan, Xiaohua Ma, Xing Guo & Qingxiang Zhu come up with the idea “Homeless Haven”. It looks like a bench for public to rest during the day and can be converted into a safe shelter at night. It might look like a good idea but if you think thoroughly, there are many problems if this “Homeless Haven” actually be used in public area. How to keep the shelter clean? How to make sure these shelter won’t be used in day time and converted back to bench?

Homeless Haven: Temporary Shelter Transformed form Bench
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16 Innovative and Unusual Bench Designs

16 Innovative and Unusual Bench Designs
How many ways to design a Innovative and unusual bench? More than you may have thought. In this post, we will showcase 16 Innovative and Unusual Bench Designs collected from the world. Some of these emphasize artistic execution over functional stability. Others take ideas of function to the absolute extreme, which means you need to sit on the solar battery panel (Not sure how that will feel). But in turn, your bench will provide you with WIFI hot-spot and night-lighting. From artful to artisan, tentacle to transforming , have a seat and enjoy!

1. Bench No. 3 by Floris Wubben [link]

Bench No. 3 is a design by Floris Wubben that asks the question of whether or not benches are for sitting. This bench is made of polypropylene, wood and lacquered metal. The wavy polypropylene is attached to the wooden branch with metal rods. As a consequence, the shape of the polypropylene is given by the shape of the branch. The polypropylene forms a fascinating combination along with the natural wood. Although completely different materials, they both need each other to conquer the whole design

16 Innovative and Unusual Bench Designs
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