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Afloat by Ben Child and Luca Luci, Connaught Crossing North.

Referencing the docks’ marine context, this design recycles rowing oars to create a crossed structure for the bench. Building on this, Afloat sees different oar lengths used to support the back rest and armrest, which also includes a small table. The back rest and seat itself are made from marine plywood, cut with a CNC machine. Finished in a bright teal colour and engraved with ‘Royal Docks’, the bench stands out from afar, creating a contrast with the wooden texture of the oars and highlighting its structure.

This bench is part of the LFA's design competition Pews and Perches, a collaboration with the Royal Docks team.

Afloat

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Admission / Cost FREE

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Royal Docks More Info

Address: London
E16 1LG
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