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itay ohaly: elevated bench
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jan 19, 2011
itay ohaly: elevated bench


‘elevated bench’, designed by itay ohaly

the ‘elevated bench’, the recent work of israeli designer itay ohaly, is urban furniture with a view.

the public benches are constructed at the top of spiral staircases that climb streetlight poles,
providing a new perspective on the city streets, as well as a more private space for conversation.


right: detail view of the bench from below



left: full view of bench, from above
right: the benches offer a different perspective on the city


altering the colour of the stairs lets ‘elevated bench’ fit naturally into a range of urban environments


ohaly imagines the idea adapted to the exterior walls of buildings, in addition to poles and streetlights

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