Public Figure

‘Public Figure’ is designed to act as an urban communication device. We wanted to rethink the traditional linear bench paradigm by creating a circular bench layout. This continuous configuration allows occupying the bench in new ways while breaking with its formal tradition of hierarchy and linear organization. The bench formally redirects its occupants to ‘face each other’ hence offering new processes of urban communication and interaction. The bench is produced out of HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) sheet material which are made out of recycled plastic bottles.

Design: VA | DESIGN
Engineering: Nous, Matthew Melnick
Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, Robert Cardenas
Date: 2011
Location: GG Gallery, Miami, FL
Status: Completed