Urban Seating Unit Adorned by Miniature Grass Island: Saturnia Bench
Designer Philippe Nigro envisioned a creative bench that allures passers-by to have a break and enjoy nature, even if this happens at a small scale. Especially developed for Piba Marmi’s Monocromo exhibit at Italian design trade fair Abitare il Tempo, Saturnia bench exhibits an irregular geometrical shape bordered by various squares and rectangles. These design protuberances come in handy whenever someone feels the need to rest for a little while.
Naturally, the most appealing feature of the design is the central island of grass between the stone slabs. Saturnia bench has a sleek modern look, making it an interesting addition for urban landscapes. But its modern lines would also fit the interiors of an indoor minimalist public space. Playing with grass would sure make waiting more pleasant, wouldn’t you agree? How would you comment on the overall appearance of this contemporary bench?