LFA Benches: Ceramic City Bench by Maria Gasparian

The colours and patterns of the bench reflect the history of the site and are inspired by the multi-layered context of the City of London that has for centuries been a place for trade, exchange and religious diversity. Designed in various heights, the bench offers flexible seating to rest and work. The bench is constructed from standard clay bricks that have been crafted and glazed, creating a long-lasting, maintenance-free surface. Built with generous support from Wienerberger UK and Swift Brickwork Contractors Ltd.

This bench is one of ten new benches across the City of London - five in Cheapside and five in the Eastern Cluster - and result of a design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Corporation and Cheapside Business Alliance in 2018. They showcase London’s brilliant emerging architects and designers, and are a public gift that help the City remain an exceptional place to live, work and visit.

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June 4, 2018 - July 4, 2018


Admission: FREE

More Info: www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/benches/

Image: Agnese Sanvito


Bow Church Yard

Bow Church Yard EC4M 9DQ