Union Square Public Benches
we're located on the corner of the busiest intersection in union square, with a bus stop directly in front of the studio and a busy cafe next door. as we are committed to a lively pedestrian and street culture, we were saddened by the disappearance of the adam singha-designed benches that used to grace the sidewalk in front of sherman cafe. the benches, donated by mks design, had rusted though and were discarded. in front of our studio, we built an integrated bench / planter, but the demand for outdoor public seating is high, and the traffic from local pedestrians, MBTA riders, farmer's market-goers, and the cafe's customers is such that often one finds people sitting on the ground or moving along in search of adequate seating elsewhere.
Funded by Boston, MA (September 2012)