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50 Outdoor Seating Solutions

From Dramatic Butterfly Benches to Repurposed Street Furnishings

— August 18, 2015 — Art & Design
Encouraging a sense of community within large urban centers, these outdoor seating solutions range from both private and public design concepts. Cities have been embarking on new and creative ways to provide residents and tourists with comfortable, multifunctional and artistic outdoor seating.

In a world where we are all on-the-go, outdoor solar benches that charge one's phone are an ideal solution. If someone finds themselves in the mood for a tune, a musical public bench is a fun and functional example.

Privately, getting cozy and comfortable outdoors can be a problem if you don't have the proper seating options. These inventive outdoor seating solutions that can help make any BBQ or vacation more enjoyable. From sofa-style hammocks to rollable, light-weight chairs, these furniture concepts marry style with convenience and comfort.
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Sleek Weatherproof Seating
Sleek Weatherproof Seating
The Sadie Indoor/Outdoor Chair by Joey Ruiter is Versatile
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Surprise Restaurant Seating
Surprise Restaurant Seating
McDonald's Fast Food Advertising Stunt Brings People Close with Fries
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Roller Coaster Chair Sculptures
Roller Coaster Chair Sculptures
This Arial Sculpture Reimagines Outdoor Public Seating
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Plaited Pipe Benches
Plaited Pipe Benches
The Meetube is Public Seating Made From Twisted Corrugated Tubes
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Weight-Broadcasting Benches
Weight-Broadcasting Benches
Moscow's New Smart Benches Will Publicly Display Your Weight
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Mountain-Mimicking Benches
Mountain-Mimicking Benches
This Bench by Elodie Stephan Contains Backrests That Resemble Mountains
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Cotter Pin Seating
Cotter Pin Seating
The ALPHA Bench by Veronica Martinez is Sleek and Simple
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View-Promising Park Benches
View-Promising Park Benches
The 'Sky Seats' are Floating Pieces of Art That Guarantee Lush Scenery
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Repurposed Street Parking
Repurposed Street Parking
San Francisco Has Replaced a Section of Parking Spots with Benches
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Grassy Picnic Tables
Grassy Picnic Tables
This Grass Picnic Table Brings the Picnic Right to You
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Sheltered Charging Stations
Sheltered Charging Stations
The 'Parkbench Bubble' Offers Assistance to Different Needs
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Friendship-Forming Benches
Friendship-Forming Benches
An 8 Year-Old Boy Creates Buddy Bench for Lonely Classmates
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Musical Park Benches
Musical Park Benches
This Fun Public Furniture Piece That Encourages Play
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Modular Muskoka Chair Designs
Modular Muskoka Chair Designs
The Kajen Hammock from Nola is an Update on the Classic Seat Design
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Outdoor Office Tables
Outdoor Office Tables
The BuzziBreeze is a Picnic-Inspired Work Table for Collaboration
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Helpful Bee Benches
Helpful Bee Benches
This Bench Sculpture Offers Bees Rest and Encourages Interspecies Friendship
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Tape-Bound Benches
Tape-Bound Benches
The Potencial Escultorico Series Closes Off Voids with Color
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Romance-Inducing Benches
Romance-Inducing Benches
The East Japan Railway Company's Love Love Bench Brings People Together
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Solar Bench Chargers
Solar Bench Chargers
These Boston Benches by Soofa Charge Your Tech Devices Using the Sun's Energy
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Vibrant Blobby Benches
Vibrant Blobby Benches
Mexico City Seating Installation by El Ultimo Grito Promotes Community
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Device-Charging Benches
Device-Charging Benches
Croatia's 'Solarna E-klupa' Outdoor Bench Charges Mobile Technology
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Giant Tarp-Like Canopies
Giant Tarp-Like Canopies
The Fukita Pavilion by Ryue Nishizawa Looks Deceptively Small
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Arboreal Outdoor Furnishings
Arboreal Outdoor Furnishings
Trees by Talenia Phua Gajardo Bring Refuge to the Urban Jungle
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Kiss-Conducing Benches
Kiss-Conducing Benches
The Kissing Bench Allows Couples to Feel Comfortable When Exchanging Saliva
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Solar-Powered Benches
Solar-Powered Benches
The Soofas in Boston Provide Public Resting Spots and Charging Stations
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Bus Shelter Jazz Clubs
Bus Shelter Jazz Clubs
This Bus Stop in Pittsburgh Was Transformed into a Tiny Concert Hall
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Rotating Park Benches
Rotating Park Benches
The Rolling Bench Can Be Rotated To Provide You With A Dry Seat
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Sprouting Public Benches
Sprouting Public Benches
TreeIt by nITro Appears to Capture the Starry Sky at Night
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Anemone Outdoor Seating
Anemone Outdoor Seating
The Nuzzles Warming Hut is an Interactive and Toasty Rink-Side Chair
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Collapsible Camp Stools
Collapsible Camp Stools
Best Made Company's Foldable Stools are Lightweight and Practical
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Dramatic Butterfly Benches
Dramatic Butterfly Benches
This Butterfly Bench by Cricket Forge is a Stunning Piece of Seating
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Eco Bench Seating
Eco Bench Seating
D-Absolute Design's Outdoor Bench Features Built-In Planters
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Wooden Log Benches
Wooden Log Benches
The Mocho by Timoteo and Fernandes is Basic
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Nautical-Themed Benches
Nautical-Themed Benches
Designer Les Ateliers Guyon Created These Sailboat Public Benches
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Inflatable Rain-Soaking Benches
Inflatable Rain-Soaking Benches
The Water Bench Manipulates the Rain to Inflate the Public Chair
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Public Napping Chairs
Public Napping Chairs
This Modern Seat is Meant to be Placed in Cities for a Temporary Relief
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Sand Dune Seating
Sand Dune Seating
The Nurus Taklamakan Bench is Inspired by Chinese Landscapes
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Sofa-Style Hammocks
Sofa-Style Hammocks
This Multi-Person Hammock Allows You to Sit in a More Upright Position
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Twisted Public Seating
Twisted Public Seating
The Ribbons Bench was Designed by Cliff Garten Studio
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Playful Public Seating
Playful Public Seating
This Interaction-Encouraging Public Bench is Inspired by a Merry-Go-Round
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Literature-Inspired Public Seating
Literature-Inspired Public Seating
The London Book Benches Focus on Classic Novels
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Customizable Public Furniture
Customizable Public Furniture
MultipliCITY by Fuseproject Incorporates Local Materials
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Rollable Lightweight Seating
Rollable Lightweight Seating
The Leano Portable Chair Can Be Wrapped Up and Taken Anywhere
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Convertible Daybed Benches
Convertible Daybed Benches
Iles by Stefano Gaggero Can Be Reconfigured According to Requirement
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Barbecuing Picnic Tables
Barbecuing Picnic Tables
The Omega Outdoor Cooking Table Makes Alfresco Food Prep More Social
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Chain-Link Chairs
Chain-Link Chairs
The Twist Bench is Efficient and Industrial, Utilitarian and Ergonomic
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Multi-Message Bench Marketing
Multi-Message Bench Marketing
This Homeless Shelter Advertising Campaign Has Multiple Functions
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DIY Cement Block Benches
DIY Cement Block Benches
This DIY Bench is an Easy Way to Add Extra Outdoor Seating to a Backyard
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Pinned Pillow Benches
Pinned Pillow Benches
The Facile Sofa Comprises a Cushions, Dowels and a Pegboard Block
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Illuminated Public Benches
Illuminated Public Benches
A New Bench to Inspire Community Has Been Designed for Piazza Mazzini
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