Public Bench | City of Vienna

Public bench with inbuilt social distancing for the City of Vienna, 2020

POLKA was among four design studios invited by the City of Vienna to design a bench for use in public parks and streets. In a time of social distancing, it should allow the simple but important act of meeting up with a friend to continue in a safe manner. Two one-seater benches are connected by a table, which  at the same time serves to ensure a distance of one metre between each person. The benches are positioned at an angle for creating a friendly, communicative situation.