public bench / contemporary / metal / with backrest
BANKI Tolerie Forezienne

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Characteristics

  • Type:

    public

  • Style:

    contemporary

  • Material:

    metal

  • Options:

    with backrest, with armrests, with smartphone and tablet charger, connected

  • Market:

    for public buildings, for airports, museum, terminal

Description

Tolerie Forezienne and its brand TF urban has been designing and manufacturing street furniture for 10 years, working with more than twenty designers. She has been participating in the Saint-Etienne Design Biennale since 2008, and again this year thanks to the “test bench” approach, she offers three new products to the public: Nomad, Banki, The Smallest Stand in the World.

The “Banki” project was born from the observation of uses and practices in the urban space and how the furniture can become a vehicle for social interaction. One of the motivations behind this project was to give back to the public bench its essential roles, namely to create a space where people meet, discuss or sit together.

“Banki” consists of two types of seat: a “straight bench” and a “curved bench”.
In order to integrate in all types of spaces (street, square, etc.), the project was conceived in a spirit of modularity and adaptability. Easy to install, all elements are independent and allow multiple layouts according to the needs and constraints related to the location.