Meet the Designers: City Benches 2021

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This month the LFA revealed the winning benches for the fourth edition of City Benches. Over the last few weeks we’ve been chatting to the designers about their designs.

Click on the videos below to hear each of the designers tell us the story behind their bench.

Alternatively, you can download the City Benches self-guided walking tours by heading to our Building Sounds podcast feed via Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify Pocket Casts, or by searching for ‘Building Sounds’ wherever you normally get your podcasts.

 


 

It takes two by Arthur and Jane Wong of 10F Collective and supported by Smile Plastics, CNC Projects and Clever Mike [Nomura International]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

The friendly blob by Jelly Collaborative and supported by Champion Timber, FabCutDes, OPM Furniture, and Dulux [Bow Church Yard]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

Quick Getaway by  Ex Architectures with Flu-or Arquitectura and supported by Finsa UK + Rubio Monocoat  [Bow Church Yard]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

Do you care about your city? by Nick Green and supported by Smith and Goat  [150 Cheapside]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

Sobremesa by Pebble Haus and supported by Dorado Jewellery, Lane Eight Coffee, Pensaer and Legge Studio  [Royal Exchange]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

Monuments to Mingling by Sohanna Srinivasan and supported by Joyce and Joyce Joinery + Christian Spencer-Davies  [Toynbee Hall]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

Plant Yourself Here by Lisa McDanell and supported by Mahers Model Makers [Leman Locke Hotel]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

Conversation by NVBL in collaboration with WebbYates Engineers and The Stone Carving Company [Aldgate Pump]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 

 

A Cuppa by The Mad Hatters and supported by Derwent London, UEL – Department of Architecture & Physical Design, BRILLIART, Jens Plants & Flowers  [Middlesex St]

A captioned version of this video can be found here.

 


 

You can learn about these benches from the comfort of your own home. However if you happen to be in the ares, you can find the benches by using the map below.

 

Benches moving clockwise:

1. It takes two by 10F [Nomura International]

2. Do you care about your city?by Nick Green  [150 Cheapside]

3. Quick Getaway by Ex Architectures with Flu-or Arquitectura  [Bow Church Yard]

4. The friendly blob by Jelly Collective [Bow Church Yard]

5. Sobremesa by Pebble Haus  [Royal Exchange]

6. Conversation by NVBL  [Aldgate Pump]

7. A Cuppa by The Mad Hatters  [Middlesex St]

8. Monuments to Mingling by Sohanna Srinivasan  [Toynbee Hall]

9. Plant Yourself Here by Lisa McDanell  [Leman Locke Hotel]


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