Earlier this year, the LFA ran a competition for architecture and design students, recent graduates and emerging practitioners to consider engaging and imaginative seating solutions that could add value to and maximise the possibilities of the under-used public space within stations.
Following their recent install, we caught up with the winning designers to find out the stories behind the benches. Click on the videos below to hear the conversations.
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Reclaim, Re-invent, Re-purpose by Armor Gutierrez Rivas
Sitting on London’s Clay by Local Collective Studio
ConvoStation by The United Suburbs
Lacuna by Nick Tyrer & Victoria Philpott
Beluga by Hyelmo
You can enjoy the conversations from the comfort of your own home, however if you would like to the benches on site, you can find the benches in the following locations:
London Bridge Station
- Reclaim, Re-invent, Re-purpose, Armor Gutierrez Rivas, Upper Concourse
- Sitting on London’s Clay, Local Collective Studio, Lower Concourse
Charring Cross Station
- ConvoStation, The United Suburbs
- Lacuna, Nick Tyrer & Victoria Philpott, Mid concourse
- Beluga, Hyelmo
If you enjoyed this series, you may also like our other Meet the designers series with the winners of the Pews and Perches competition, you can listen to the conversations here.