By designing WOODY, our aim was to create a high quality and affordable urban bench. Its simple structure and smooth shape makes it usable in a variety of environments. The legs are made of white concrete, the seat is made entirely of redwood or oak. Its components are easily transportable. Double, triple versions with or without backrest are available.
The key element of WOODY is the classic turn on the traditional street bench, combined with the raw simplicity of modern concrete. Natural and industrial materials blend together in this minimal, but nevertheless, timeless piece. WOODY supplements urban life by providing the perfect spot for a comfortable lounging session or a casual rendezvous. It is a laid-back public furniture piece, which has become integral part of numerous venues in the city of Budapest, becoming a concrete design jewel for locals, but could just as well serve any other city in the world.
In urban public spaces, the extensive, required applicability justifies the usage of this particularly durable, resistant material, the fibre-reinforced High Performance Concrete (HPC). The contemporary concrete technology also gives way for the creation of ornamental patterns and fine surfaces, so that the implementation of concrete can become exceptionally humane.
Manufacturer name: VPI Concrete Design & Manufacture
Designer: Péter István Varga
Year of the start of manufacturing: 2014