>C001 RIBA Pews and Perches
As part of London Festival of Architecture 2012, RIBA London invited emerging practices from across London to create one-off public benches in the new entertainment destination, the London’s Pleasure Gardens.
This is a bench for lovers, a billboard of sorts for the London Pleasure Gardens and a place to flirt, to court, to be.
Taking cues from the bold typography present on the neglected Millennium Mills; a former flour-power-house, the bench is a reaffirmation of the area’s industrial heritage and literal nod towards its future context.
To elevate the bench from its industrial and brutal origins, recycled computer monitor glass was proposed as a fine aggregate to create a material which offers lustre and sparkle.
Judging took place in February 2013 by a panel that included RIBA London, London’s Pleasure Gardens, Wallpaper* and Studio Weave.
2590mmW 400mH 350mmD Exc Heart