‘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.

itay ohaly: elevated bench right: detail view of the bench from below

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

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

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