‘stair’ in use image courtesy of JDS architects

JDS architects: stair ‘stair’ image © designboom

as part of london design week 2010, the lollipop shoppe has invited 11 furniture designers and architects to deal with the idea of contemporary public furniture by asking them each to design a public bench. exhibited through old spital fields market, one of the architects invited to participate was JDS architects  (julien de smedt) who has proposed ‘stair’, a bench with multiple seating levels, allowing the public to sit in a way that is less prescribed, more flexible and more social. it is made constructed with plywood triangular prisms which have been connected in a way in which they form an infinite variety of stair-shaped seating platforms.

JDS architects: stair profile image © designboom

JDS architects: stair back view image © designboom

JDS architects: stair ‘stair’ graphic

JDS architects: stair how to construct the bench seating