Boardwalk? Sculpture? Climbing frame? Garden feature? It’s Super Bench–purportedly the longest bench in the UK, perhaps in the world.
Sometimes it takes another scale to shake up our preconceptions. With the ability to seat more then 300 people along a beach promenade in Littlehampton, Studio Weave’s 1,063-foot-long bench is a playful adaptation of a seaside boardwalk, hovering gently over its habitat while integrating with its surroundings. We think the concept also could work in a home garden, what about you?
Photography via Studio Weave, except where noted.
Above: The Longest Bench’s design is an homage to the slat construction of seaside boardwalks.
Above: As it runs alongside the beach, the longest bench takes on different forms, echoing its surroundings.
The bench is constructed with wood and painted metal.
Above: At points along the beach, the longest bench folds in on itself and becomes climbing frame.
Looking for more garden bench inspiration? See 82 images of Garden Benches in our Gardenista Gallery.
N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published on July 17, 2012 as part of our A La Plage week.