During this year's London Festival of Architecture, nine imaginative seating designs have appeared across the city. The theme of this year's festival was care, invitation, and how people can better support each other and the environment. Out of all the contestants, nine architectural designers responded best to the prompts.
Scattered across London's Aldgate and Cheapside financial districts are playful public benches. Included among the winners is A Cuppa tea bench, the Monuments to Mingling installation, the It Takes Two bench, the Do You Care About Your City bench, the Quick Getaway Bench, the Plant Yourself Here seating, the Sobremesa, the Conversation bench, and the Friendly Blob.
Many of the winning benches are made from recycled materials to comment on society's wasteful tendencies.
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