The standard city bench

Inaugurated in 2013, the design of the supporting structure takes into account the installation of the benches on surfaces with slopes. This is why the legs are brought together towards the centre which allows, in the case of a significant difference in level, to have a smaller differential amplitude in the length of the legs.

The supporting structures and end caps are made of 356 aluminum alloys. The parts are powder painted thermosetting epoxy. The backrest and seat are in solid pre-machined IPE wood. A sealant finish is applied before assembly. The hardware is 304 stainless steel.

“I am interested in beauty, but not at the expense of functionality. Not at the expense of mechanical or technical compromise.”


Hostile architecture is an urban-design strategy that uses elements of the built environment to purposefully guide or restrict behaviour in order to prevent crime and maintain order. It often targets people who use or rely on public space more than others, such as youth and the homeless, by restricting the physical behaviours in which they can engage.

“This bench has no place in the vicinity of Square Cabot because it contributes to the stigmatization of people experiencing homeless.”