Have a seat, eat a sandwich

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in architecture, experience design

[Barcelona]

Wandering down a narrow passageway in the old city center in Barcelona, my husband and I got very tired. Fortunately Barcelona is packed with little public courtyards that often feature benches and tables (and offer shade!) We came across this multi-functional bench/table with a beautiful laser-cut detail to boot. I love the color as well. There were 2 clusters of these table/seats back to back as well as against a wall (shown above). Can I have one in my neighborhood, please?

Often design briefs that ask for a product to solve several (opposing) problems are answered with far less elegant solutions than this. Well done designers!