This wooden garden bench designed by Stijn Goethals, Koen Baeyens and Basile Graux has a definite bonus: it not only offers a comfortable place for passers-by to sit and relax but also adds a touch of green to an often colourless urban or industrial setting.
The outdoor bench is made of long, rectangular strips of wood. It has two round holes in the seat for large flowerpots which can contain your preferred small tree or plant. Just like Romeo and Juliet, the trees are destined to be together without ever being able to touch. The bench seems to float between the trees. Obviously, Romeo & Juliet lends itself perfectly to the contract market. When several outdoor benches are arranged in line, the distance between the trees remains identical which creates architectural harmony. Naturally, this wooden garden bench is perfectly suited to private gardens or patios as well.
One added bonus is the 10 cm gap between the inner flowerpot and the outer flowerpot to which the bench is attached. It acts as a water reservoir, but also offers plenty of ‘breathing space’ to tree roots which prevents rotting.