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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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Surprise Restaurant Seating
Surprise Restaurant Seating
McDonald's Fast Food Advertising Stunt Brings People Close with Fries
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Sleek Weatherproof Seating
Sleek Weatherproof Seating
The Sadie Indoor/Outdoor Chair by Joey Ruiter is Versatile
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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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View-Promising Park Benches
View-Promising Park Benches
The 'Sky Seats' are Floating Pieces of Art That Guarantee Lush Scenery
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Grassy Picnic Tables
Grassy Picnic Tables
This Grass Picnic Table Brings the Picnic Right to You
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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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Sheltered Charging Stations
Sheltered Charging Stations
The 'Parkbench Bubble' Offers Assistance to Different Needs
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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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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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Cotter Pin Seating
Cotter Pin Seating
The ALPHA Bench by Veronica Martinez is Sleek and Simple
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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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Outdoor Office Tables
Outdoor Office Tables
The BuzziBreeze is a Picnic-Inspired Work Table for Collaboration
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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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Musical Park Benches
Musical Park Benches
This Fun Public Furniture Piece That Encourages Play
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Helpful Bee Benches
Helpful Bee Benches
This Bench Sculpture Offers Bees Rest and Encourages Interspecies Friendship
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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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Kiss-Conducing Benches
Kiss-Conducing Benches
The Kissing Bench Allows Couples to Feel Comfortable When Exchanging Saliva
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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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Solar-Powered Benches
Solar-Powered Benches
The Soofas in Boston Provide Public Resting Spots and Charging Stations
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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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Bus Shelter Jazz Clubs
Bus Shelter Jazz Clubs
This Bus Stop in Pittsburgh Was Transformed into a Tiny Concert Hall
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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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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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Eco Bench Seating
Eco Bench Seating
D-Absolute Design's Outdoor Bench Features Built-In Planters
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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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Sand Dune Seating
Sand Dune Seating
The Nurus Taklamakan Bench is Inspired by Chinese Landscapes
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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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Twisted Public Seating
Twisted Public Seating
The Ribbons Bench was Designed by Cliff Garten Studio
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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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Literature-Inspired Public Seating
Literature-Inspired Public Seating
The London Book Benches Focus on Classic Novels
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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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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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Rotating Park Benches
Rotating Park Benches
The Rolling Bench Can Be Rotated To Provide You With A Dry Seat
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Convertible Daybed Benches
Convertible Daybed Benches
Iles by Stefano Gaggero Can Be Reconfigured According to Requirement
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Chain-Link Chairs
Chain-Link Chairs
The Twist Bench is Efficient and Industrial, Utilitarian and Ergonomic
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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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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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