An outdoor friendly version of the design award-winning Drift Benches from Amanda Levete. designer: amanda levete producer: established & sons material: cement period: 2006
If a chair could resemble a playground apparatus, then that is exactly what Konstantin Grcic has achieved with his Chair_One Public Seating System 2. Die-cast aluminum bases are connected by a anodized aluminum plank, painted in polyester powder and connecting three seats together. One version of this seating system by Grcic is modified by adding a small, circular or square-shaped aluminum table in HPL laminate. This seating system has an industrial feel that is complimented by the design’s innately urban sensibility. Suitable for outdoor use, colors include: white, black and matte black.
much anticipated highline redevelopment in new york city’s meatpacking district. the design was created by new york based landscape architects james corner field operations and architects diller scofidio + renfro. the highline was first created in the 1930s as an elevated rail line and remained in use until the 1980s. after many years of sitting empty, the first section of the highline is now completely renovated and the second part will open 2010. throughout the strip of elevated terrain the architects also placed benches and other special areas for gathering. the new design features a winding pathway accompanied by wildlife on each side.