Team: Gensler’s Alberto Ponce working with Beatriz Carrillo of Studio Red Architects, Ricardo de Leon or EYP, and Alejandro Duarte
We’ve seen it time and time again - benches that spell out the letters of a word, verb or adjective! Ultimately these types of benches are nice to look at, but sometimes hard to sit on. What can we do to bring the simple comfort of an interior lounging chair to the outdoors, without sacrificing the fun and interactiveness of sitting outside?
The answer lies in the millenial furniture style of choice: flat-pack furniture, i.e. IKEA.
We sought to create an easy way to layout, frame and build letters into furniture using the least amount of a materials and assuming relatively simple level of constructability.
With that, we bring: HTX/play! Our bench concept will bring outdoor games to the table - as well as the ability to brand and market any given experience.