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.

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

Luis Milian 2 years ago

just amazing

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#2 Bench In Kiev, Ukraine

Bench In Kiev, Ukraine

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Jonathan Eatsalot 2 years ago

the hands should be up as back rests

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#3 Paprocany Lake Shore Redevelopment

Paprocany Lake Shore Redevelopment

Tomasz Zakrzewski Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Looks so comfy and relaxing~~~

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#4 Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

Rotating Bench Keeps The Seat Dry After Rain

Yanko design Report

Hans 2 years ago

Simple and brilliant!

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#5 The Blue Carpet In Newcastle, England

The Blue Carpet In Newcastle, England

Anton Deque , Steve Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Creative~~~

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#6 Creative Park Bench, Massachusetts

Creative Park Bench, Massachusetts

Sheila Kennedy Report

Inurri 2 years ago

Is that a solar panel?

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#7 Bench By Alleswirdgut Architektur, Luxembourg

Bench By Alleswirdgut Architektur, Luxembourg

AllesWirdGut Architektur Report

Hans 2 years ago

Claustrophobic! Yet nice.

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#8 Whale Tail Bench

Whale Tail Bench

santa barbarian Report

Jen Wold 2 years ago

I know that bench!

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#9 Typewriter Bench

Typewriter Bench

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Luis Milian 2 years ago

no space bar?

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#10 Bench Out Of Pencils In Kiev, Ukraine

Bench Out Of Pencils In Kiev, Ukraine

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Yes! Add colours to the cities!!!

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