Many things shape the face of a city: buildings, bridges, parks, sculptures... even benches! That's right, this simple form of public furniture can also add more emotion to a particular site.


Show Full Text

Bored Panda created this list of unusual bench designs to illustrate that creativity can transform busy streets into cozy communal living rooms. Whether you're grabbing a quick lunch, or waiting for your date, these benches will definitely brighten your day!

#1 Park In Vöcklabruck, Austria

Park In Vöcklabruck, Austria

Roland Barthofer Report

#2 Bench In Kiev, Ukraine

Bench In Kiev, Ukraine

Report

Jonathan Eatsalot 2 months ago

the hands should be up as back rests

View More Replies...
View more comments

#3 Paprocany Lake Shore Redevelopment

Paprocany Lake Shore Redevelopment

Tomasz Zakrzewski Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 months ago

Looks so comfy and relaxing~~~

View more comments

#4 Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

Yanko design Report

Hans 2 months ago

Simple and brilliant!

View more comments

#5 The Blue Carpet In Newcastle, England

The Blue Carpet In Newcastle, England

Anton Deque , Steve Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 months ago

Creative~~~

View more comments

#6 Creative Park Bench, Massachusetts

Creative Park Bench, Massachusetts

Sheila Kennedy Report

Inurri 2 months ago

Is that a solar panel?

View More Replies...
View more comments

#7 Bench By Alleswirdgut Architektur, Luxembourg

Bench By Alleswirdgut Architektur, Luxembourg

AllesWirdGut Architektur Report

Hans 2 months ago

Claustrophobic! Yet nice.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#8 Whale Tail Bench

Whale Tail Bench

santa barbarian Report

Jen Wold 2 months ago

I know that bench!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#9 Typewriter Bench

Typewriter Bench

Report

Luis Milian 2 months ago

no space bar?

View more comments

#10 Bench Out Of Pencils In Kiev, Ukraine

Bench Out Of Pencils In Kiev, Ukraine

Sveta BSveta Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 months ago

Yes! Add colours to the cities!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments

#11 Off-ground, Copenhagen, Denmark

Off-ground, Copenhagen, Denmark

http://cargocollective.com/ Report

over opinionated 2 months ago

What a great place to hang out.

View more comments

#12 The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Book Bench, London

The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe Book Bench, London

hiddeninabook Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 months ago

How would a city look if all the benches were fairytale-like as this one? <3

View More Replies...
View more comments

#13 Custom Curve Seats, Cadigal Green, University Of Sydney, Australia

Custom Curve Seats, Cadigal Green, University Of Sydney, Australia

Taylor Cullity Lethlean Report

over opinionated 2 months ago

They look like there almost floating.

View More Replies...
View more comments

#14 Seats In The Shape Of A Tulip By Tulpi Design

Seats In The Shape Of A Tulip By Tulpi Design

TulpiDesign Report

Katinka Min 2 months ago

cute, but looks uncomfortable

View More Replies...
View more comments

#15 Musical Bench

Musical Bench

Report

Daria B 2 months ago

Now my farts will sound like music! ♥

View More Replies...
View more comments