Bench Gang

 

Bringing life to the humble bench!

The Bench Gang are a dynamic family of simple, chunky, playful benches. The Bench Gang are a result of exploring the mental benefits of play, achieved through a series of craft-based experiments. The Bench Gang are infused with a sense of imagination, not prescribing a need to see them playfully, but gesturing towards a sense of life, letting the viewer create their own story!

The Bench Gang were part of a bigger project in response to the impacts of poor mental health, and the positive mental health benefits that play can have. The project was approached not with a specific goal, just to simply ‘play through design’, and experience the positive intentions of play. Please read the ‘Play’ blog post to learn more about this project!

Watch this video interview to learn more!