Bound Bench and Planter


Bound is a modular piece of street furniture for New York City. The key design feature is flexibility. It can be used as a bench, a planter, or both, simply by flipping the module. One module could be placed in front of a small coffee shop or a spare space on a wide sidewalk, while multiple modules can be combined to create large sitting or planting areas in a park plaza. The form of the module alludes to interconnectedness and rhythm, ideas that give public space vitality. Functionally, the form prevents the metal from contacting standing water.

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