Sitting on London Clay
by Local Collective

Jim Stephenson

The seating was built at London Bridge Station for Network Rail x London Festival of Architecture as a playful encounter that brings warmth, joy and texture, in a sustainable way, to London’s public spaces.

The bench's modular system offers different arrangements for different activities, while the materiality of clay improves indoor air quality by absorbing humidity and toxins.

This is social furniture that enhances our well-being in public spaces and provides a rare moment in the inner city of London for passengers to interact with the tactility and rawness of earth - the natural topography which London sits on.

This project has been longlisted in the seating design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Local Collective
Project: Sitting on London Clay

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