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Bespoke garden bench

About this project

I was commissioned to design and make a bench for a show garden at the BBC gardeners World Live event. The bench is made from English sweet chestnut and has a fold up seat which uses the bascule mechanism to open and close. The project had two clients, the garden designer and the client who would keep the bench. So the seat folds down for the garden designer to feel more North African day bed and then folds up for the contemporary look.

Keywords

Garden bench, bespoke, chestnut, folding, furniture

Disciplines

Furniture, Design, Wood, Traditional

Materials

Wood
Garden bench
Photographer: Matt Walker
Front view with seat up
Garden bench
Photographer: Matt Walker
seat up
Garden bench
Photographer: Matt Walker
close up
Garden bench
Photographer: Matt Walker
Mechanism detail
Garden bench
Photographer: Matt Walker
Seat down

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