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Lookout Bench / Public bench

Lookout Bench
Lookout Bench

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Two design teams (in Portland and Tokyo) worked together to create a bench that would build a bridge between the two cities. The result is an elevated bench with an integrated bike stand to embrace cycling culture and create a place for people to gather together. Located next to a river, the multifunctional bench encourages people to sit and enjoy the view, use it as a stage, or to fall in love at sunset. Its simple and elegant form is intuitive enough to encourage adults to step up, but it’s not an invitation for infants to climb. The recycled wood and steel frame create an inviting public object that can stand strong and last a long time

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2018

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, North America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Public Sector / Government

Client / Manufacturer

Kotobuki Corporation

Kotobuki Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

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Evolve Collaborative

Evolve Collaborative
Portland, OR, United States

Christian Freissler Wesley Hare Chris Butler Julia Lakemeinen Linda Kraft

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Kotobuki Corporation

Kotobuki Corporation
Tokyo, Japan

Mitsugi Uechi Tetsuo Ehara Takumi Yamaura Natsufumi Ogiyama Misa Motohashi

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