The brief for this project was to design a street bench for a public area near the Dutch school that I visited on a 4 month exchange programme.

I decided it would be interesting to look at new ways of using materials. I was also inspired by observing the graffiti on the street furniture around me. The bench is coated in layers of different coloured material. When people scratch graffiti into the bench, it changes and enhances its appearance. I wanted to turn something which is normally seen as destructive (i.e. graffiti) into something that makes things more beautiful.

Grafitti Bench