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40 Bench Innovations

From Woven Coffee Tables to Spaghetti Benches

— August 25, 2009 — Eco
Benches can be used both by the public and can be used in homes. Surprisingly enough, they can also be considered a home to both animals and humans. Here are 40 different bench innovations, from biodegradable benches and sculptural benches to playground inspired seating and creative benchvertising.

Implications - What is most interesting about these nifty bench innovations is that they creatively reinterpret what is otherwise a familiar and underwhelming object. Indeed they demonstrate that even something as everyday as a bench can be an opportunity for a brilliant marketing or design idea. By having the ability to look past the traditional confines of an object, these nifty ideas seem to make the world a more magically creative place.
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Benchvertizing
Benchvertizing
Have a Break, Have a Seat on a Kitkat Bar
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39
Cars With Tanning Benches
Cars With Tanning Benches
VW Caddy Topos Sail Concept
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38
Sun-Stained Seating
Sun-Stained Seating
Mischer'Traxler 'Bench Tioat' Reflects the Idea of a Tree
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37
Homeless Voting
Homeless Voting
Registering Park Benches as Addresses in Ohio
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36
Transformer Benches
Transformer Benches
German Designer Jorn Kiefer Provides a Fresh New Twist To a Sedentary Staple
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35
Living Furniture
Living Furniture
Bushy Bench by 5.5 Designers
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34
Silly Sculptural Seating
Silly Sculptural Seating
Giorgio Biscaro's ‘Atlas' Bench Mimics a Stick Figure
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33
Public Seat That's Always Dry
Public Seat That's Always Dry
The Rolling Bench
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32
Pro-Smoking Designs
Pro-Smoking Designs
The Smoker Bench
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31
Shovel Seating
Shovel Seating
‘Batsenmeubel' Spade Bench is a New Use for Garden Tools
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30
Tree Benches
Tree Benches
Bronze Tree Trunk Chairs
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29
Spaghetti Benches
Spaghetti Benches
The Noodle-Inspired Seat by Pablo Reinso Seems Never-Ending
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28
Bending Benches
Bending Benches
Isaac Arms Studio Creates Limited Edition 'Bench No. 8'
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27
Office Supplies as Art
Office Supplies as Art
Boex Hot Pink Pencil Bench
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26
Woven Benches
Woven Benches
Ta-Te-ti
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25
The Bench Toilet
The Bench Toilet
Troy Adams Luxury Loo
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24
Sliding Public Seating
Sliding Public Seating
The Come a Little Bit Closer Bench
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23
Water Drop-Inspired Bench
Water Drop-Inspired Bench
'Public Chair' by Pop Chang
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22
Forced Interaction in Public Spaces
Forced Interaction in Public Spaces
The 'Seesaw Bench'
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21
Extendable Benches
Extendable Benches
Klabenkkk Expands to Seat 9
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20
Bluetooth-Enabled Public Seating
Bluetooth-Enabled Public Seating
The BoomBench
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19
Polite Flower Benches
Polite Flower Benches
Kaphar Shade Blooms to Greet Visitors
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18
Bicycle Seat Benches -  Sebastian Errazuriz Creates Funky Furniture for Fitness Freaks
Bicycle Seat Benches -  Sebastian Errazuriz Creates Funky Furniture for Fitness Freaks
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17
Biodegradable Benches
Biodegradable Benches
Shinwei Rhoda Yen's Wooden Seat is Embedded With Mushroom Spores
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16
Guerrilla Benching
Guerrilla Benching
Green-Space Loving Activists Drill Down New Seats Around London
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15
Illuminated Benches
Illuminated Benches
LightBench by Frellstedt
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14
Building Block Benches
Building Block Benches
The 'Modular Transforming Table' Has Customizable Convenience
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13
Glowing Plants
Glowing Plants
Bench Pot Illuminates Real House Plants
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12
Stranger Photography
Stranger Photography
Cameras Tied to Public Benches Encourage Innovative Group Art
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11
Woven Coffee Tables
Woven Coffee Tables
Cheig Bench by Sollo Brasil Adds Texture to Decor
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10
Nostalgic Woven Seating
Nostalgic Woven Seating
Fetiche Design's R540 Rocking Bench Channels Garden Chairs
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9
Playground-Inspired Seating
Playground-Inspired Seating
The Swing Bench Lets Adults Play Like Children Again
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8
Seating From Recycled Newspapers
Seating From Recycled Newspapers
The '334' Bench
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7
Sculptural Benches
Sculptural Benches
'Hold The Line' is Customizable and Keeps You Connected in Style
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6
Pop Bottle Benches
Pop Bottle Benches
Pawel Grunert Turns Recycled Containers Into Functional Chairs
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5
DIY Wheelbarrow Benches
DIY Wheelbarrow Benches
Mobile Outdoor Seating on a Wheel
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4
Ottoman Workout Benches
Ottoman Workout Benches
Hybrid Furniture Designed for City Dwellers
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3
Psychedelic Furniture
Psychedelic Furniture
Sebastien Wierinick Creates Benches That Will Blow Your Mind
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2
Modular Public Seating
Modular Public Seating
The Campus Bench Encourages Socializing
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1
Bright Contrast Furniture
Bright Contrast Furniture
Sculptural Bookshelf with Bench and Matching Pieces
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