The intention of this series was specifically to create something modern and architectural; hence the name Cityscape.
This bench has a very fluid look, and almost appears to be in motion or “on the move”. The cantilevered portion creates an interesting sense of balance as the wide seat extends out almost like a diving board. A partial back rest allows for more ways for the user to sit, and provides flexibility in terms of how to orient and install the bench in its environment.
The pedestal section that supports the seating surface can be customized in several innovative ways. This area can be left using the standard metal plate, completely empty as a “breezeway”, or can be used to house any number of materials.
In the first scenario, materials and surfaces such as stacked rock, stacked stone, Longboard (a faux-wood metal siding) or decorative lumber that are already found throughout a building’s exterior, can be applied and secured. Ideally this makes use of small amounts of discarded materials used in construction thereby reducing overall wastage.
In a second scenario where branding is desired, words or logos can also be incorporated into the pedestal opening, depending on the material choices. Some examples could be etched tempered glass, CNC routered metal, or CNC routered plastic lumber.