matt gray: corian bench bike rack
matt gray: corian bench bike rack
jul 29, 2011

matt gray: corian bench bike rack

‘bench rack’ hybrid seating and bike rack, designed by matt gray



designed by american graduate student matt gray, ‘bench rack’ is a combination bike rack and bench seating hybrid. the product is the result of a challenge to integrate corian® surfacing into an unconventional design solution, a collaborative project between the furniture design department of the savannah college of art and design (SCAD) and c.h. briggs, distributor of specialty building products.

in addition to providing urban furniture that facilitates walking and bicycling, ‘bench rack’ upholds in its production process the US green building council’s standards for sustainable operations and maintenance.



matt gray: corian bench bike rack view from opposite side



matt gray: corian bench bike rack detail of base

  • it would require a lot of space in any sidewalk or plaza design, so the depth of the multi-use piece of furniture may be too much for universal urban design applications. That being said, it is a step in the right direction in regards to designing for transportation diversity in the urban landscape. design evolution has to start somewhere.

  • not sure about the design in use…
    you sitting nicely at a townsquare… and Bang! in your back somebody installs their bike behind your back, (living in holland)… Bang! a big chain to lock it on the bench…


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