Furnitubes provided luxury public seating for upgrades to Bond Street, London.
Bond Street is the only continuous thoroughfare between Oxford Street to the north and Piccadilly to the south, through London’s Mayfair area. The street has long been synonymous with luxury goods, art and high fashion.
Publica, a London-based urban design and public realm practice, was commissioned to carry out a detailed audit of the current public realm conditions to inform a redesign of the street and a series of major improvements are underway.
The project seeks to rebuild the identity of Bond Street as a destination in its own right, rather than simply as a route or thoroughfare. More generous footway dimensions now gives the opportunity to include seating on Bond Street for the first time, offering shoppers, visitors, workers and passers-by somewhere to relax and enjoy the new surroundings.
It was felt that the seating should be custom-designed and use high quality materials in keeping with the setting.
Two benches have been installed - one at 3m and the other at 3.6m long - as a pilot scheme, with further seating provision to follow if they are well received by local stakeholders and the public.
The design of the cast bronze posts and armrests, with polished edges and embossed hallmark details, is inspired by materials and details used in the jewellery trade.
Seating surfaces are cumaru hardwood, treated with an ebony colour UV protective finish which perfectly complements the bronze.
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