Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

The Shell Bench by Urbis Design Was Inspired by a Sad Seashell

 - Aug 30, 2010
References: urbisdesign & contemporist
Created by Urbis Design, the Shell Bench is an outdoor seating option that was actually inspired by a seashell. According to the designers, the Shell Bench was "hand made in advanced lightweight concrete with a natural white or concrete grey finish with hand-turned Ash legs."

The Shell Bench seems to be perpetually imploring its owners for something and not getting what it wants, by the looks of its sad face. Yet I find it endearing, though it is safe to assume that this injection of character was simply a byproduct of a great design.