Royal College of Art Sustainable Chair Challenge

bridge garden bench royal college of art sustainability contest
Besides being stunning works of design, this recent V&A Museum display caught my eye. These chairs (and more) were all designed and built by Royal College of Art students and through the entire process, they measured each detail and input for sustainability.

If you have spent any amount of time thinking about about the depth to which you can delve when discussing sustainability issues and measurements you might also find this intriguing. Not only would I love to know what the measurements were, but I would love to see these beautiful designs in person.

I am taking particular inspiration from the bridge bench… I simply love the simple moveable design and the thought of sitting on the bench with my feet dangling over a brook — or even better laying back on it to relax for a moment while the water runs beneath.

Above: Beeeench by Petter Thörne

images from deezeen

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

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