Design benches for public spaces
Urban furniture is a component of all architecture, nevertheless, it is a significant element of it.
It improves safety and aesthetics of the surroundings, where rest and smooth flow of people and cars are possible. More and more often, urban furniture has several functions, which improve the comfort of life in the area.
What does matter is functionality and setting of elements. Currently, the most popular trend aims at less cars and replacement of some streets and car parks with social gardens and squares.
Well-selected and arranged elements, such as benches or waste bins, structure the city landscape, therefore, it can be perceived as a distinguishable unity. The function (e.g. the possibility of resting on a bench) as well as the image: colors, shape, texture, are significant.
The thing that counts most is the available combination of a few functions in one solution. A seat together with a flower container are possible with Wave benches from the TerraCity collection, as one element means a pot full of plants and a comfortable bench. Solid, minimalist benches will adapt to any space, providing not only nice seats but also an element of nature.
New trends in small architecture focus, first of all, on the needs of residents as well as on the arrangements for a specific area and recipient. Urban furniture has to be 'tailored' for people’s needs!