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Meet the Designers: Sitting Pretty

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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.

Alternatively, you can download the Sitting Pretty self-guided walking tour 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.


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

Waterloo Station

  • Lacuna, Nick Tyrer & Victoria Philpott, Mid concourse

Victoria Station

  • 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

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