bottlebench social garden furniture by maarten pauwelyn
bottlebench social garden furniture by maarten pauwelyn bottlebench social garden furniture by maarten pauwelyn
jan 17, 2013

bottlebench social garden furniture by maarten pauwelyn

‘bottlebench’ social garden furniture by maarten pauwelyn



formally based on the bottom of a plastic bottle, the ‘bottlebench’, a social furniture project by maarten pauwelyn targets use for public and privates spaces with the intention of having younger crowds interact with the piece. made using only recyclable polyester, the seating installation focuses on comfort and eye contact by distributing equal distances between users. the ‘bottlebench’ also consists of five stackable components which make it easy to manufacture and transport.



seating in use with a crowd




social gathering context


manufacturing process



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  • can’t imagine it being very apealing to a woman in a skirt

    dbkii says:
  • the women have put it to the test, no complaints were made.

    Maarten says:
  • Is a mobile seat with difficult access, especially for women wearing dresses.
    Is a structural set with difficult transportation and requiring guests to a unique disposition.
    Finally, there is the further problem of the oscillations caused by the movement of the occupants, causing instability to the objects arranged on the center table.
    As artistic design is OK.

    Sérgio Werneck de Figueiredo says:
  • www sérgio
    hi, ok this is an first prototype and isn’t 100% perfect.
    I don’t know if you have seen or used it or if you know so much about it…
    Bottlebench is made out of 5 equal seats which can be disassembled and stacked so by my opinion transportation is not a problem. the most important target group for the seat are young people on garden party’s, on terraces of bars, private garden’s, etc…
    these group of people don’t have any problems to sit on the floor or wherever they may. So this is my solution and translation to this habit. I think I can assure you bottlebench is a very comfortable piece of furniture even for the women.
    I hope you understand this is a prototype and isn’t perfect. some improvements in terms of material must still be achieved.

    Maarten says:
  • I love it! Where can I buy it?????

    Sara Schmid says:
  • The project is still in development. 🙂

    Maarten says:
  • Maarten , is there an email I can contact you on for more information?

    Aarthi Sridhar says:
  • hi
    my email adres is [email protected]

    Maarten says:

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