Local Collective are creating seating using London’s clay – a natural material found beneath Londoners’ feet. The modular system offers different sizes and proportions tailored to different activities: from social interactions to more private working or relaxation. The bench’s materiality offers an installation that is sustainable and breathable, and one that improves indoor air quality thanks to clay’s ability to absorb indoor humidity and toxins.
Sitting on London’s Clay was created by Local Collective Studio
Sitting on London’s Clay is one of the five winning benches from the Sitting Pretty design competition from the London Festival of Architecture and Network Rail.
The competition was conceived by the London Festival of Architecture to consider how better station seating might look, with the potential for winning ideas to be replicated across stations by Network Rail in the future.
The benches can be found across four London Stations: Waterloo, Victoria, Charing Cross and London Bridge.