The Nanu Bench Commands a Presence in Massive Civic Spaces

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Sep 4, 2011 • References: industrialdesignserved
Shopping centers, train stations and airports can be large and exhausting spaces to occupy, which is why the Nanu Bench had to be designed to assert a noticeable presence. For those who get weary and wondering around such places, this sturdy seating system will stand out from the crowd and offer a safe refuge.

A sculpted and perforated aluminum ledge is braced rigidly by robust metal supports on either side. Much of the piece of furniture is epoxy powder coated to give it a matte and colorful finish. Gabriel Mansilla experimented with this Nomen design public lounger in a bright and unmissable red. Between the sturdy material composition, the ergonomic curve of the breathable sitting surface, the helpful flanking handles and the striking appearance of the public perch, the Nanu Bench would be well suited to beckon seniors and young families. Stats for Industrial Public Perches Trending: Older & Mild
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