chesterfield park bench by joost goudriaan chesterfield park bench by joost goudriaan
may 06, 2013

chesterfield park bench by joost goudriaan

the dutch designer furnished a sidewalk with an leather upholstered bench




originally conceived for the ‘foolproof & public space’ event in rotterdam, the ‘chesterfield park bench’ reconsiders the traditional conventions of street infrastructure–offering something a bit more comfortable and cozy–by eliminating the ‘fool proofing’ aspect generally applied to structures installed in outdoor public areas as a means of preventing vandalism. joost goudriaan has taken the stereotypical concrete and wood park bench and has transformed it into something that is a bit more ‘upscale’, complete with a leather upholstered tufted seat and back, along with walnut wood and gold stud details, finished using traditional crafting techniques.




the leather upholstered bench offers a comfortable place of rest in the public domain



the design maintains the typical form of a park bench



walnut wood and gold stud detail



front view







tufting detail


back view

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