Double bench is made from a series of repeatable timber curves that are threaded onto steel bars and screwed tightly together at each end. This dry-construction technique is used to make the bench easy to assemble whilst ensuring it can be dismantled and flat-packed with ease. The bench can be made as long or as short as desired, depending on where it is located, and its organic silhouette follows the natural curve of the human body. Monarch Joinery Ltd built the bench from timber supplied by James Latham.
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.
1 Fen Court EC3M 5BA