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Circular Park Benches

The 'Oui' Park Bench in Denmark Levitates Above the Ground

— June 2, 2017 — Art & Design
Denmark has introduced four circular park benches to build a greater sense of community. Two Paris-based designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec created the collection of four benches in a project they've titled 'Oui.' The benches are made from steel and rest on top of four thin legs to give the appearance that they're levitating above ground. The benches were designed in response to other urban landscape projects which explored how public seating can enliven a city's landscape.

Aiming to provoke a sense of curiosity and connectivity, the benches can be found wrapped around the lush trees the park has to offer, circling a fire pit or illuminated by the glow of an attached lamp. The circular park benches hope to reacquaint people with their surroundings, by providing an opportunity to gather together in nature.
Trend Themes
1. Circular Bench Design - Circular park benches designed with a levitating effect to create a greater sense of community
2. Urban Landscape Innovation - Exploring how public seating can enliven a city's landscape through unique and eye-catching designs
3. Community-focused Furniture - Designing furniture that aims to reconnect people with their surroundings and promote gathering in nature
Industry Implications
1. Furniture Design - Creating new and innovative furniture designs for public spaces that promote community engagement
2. Urban Planning - Implementing unique and attractive public furniture to enhance the urban landscape and encourage outdoor gatherings
3. Architecture - Designing structures and landscapes that foster community engagement and social interaction through creative and aesthetically-pleasing solutions
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