Typology Ribbon Bench

  • Prize
    Furniture Design of the Year
  • Company/Firm
    Landscape Forms
  • Designer
    Designworks, a BMW Group Company
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Landscape Forms
  • Photo Credit
    Courtesy of Landscape Forms
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The Typology ribbon bench combines modular seating and lighting to define and connect spaces, guide pedestrians and form hubs of community interaction. Adaptable segments enable the bench to meander seamlessly throughout the urban landscape. Constructed from aluminum and ultra-high performance concrete, the gap between the two profiles on the bench seat serves as a mounting point for backrests, armrests and extended surfaces. Emanating from within the ribbon bench, downward-facing lighting illuminates the space around the feature, creating an illusion that the entire structure almost levitates.