‘Steps’ is a new concrete seating design, aimed to redefine how people use public space; we have designed ‘Steps’ as a cluster of concrete seats which will live outside NOW Gallery on Peninsula Square for the foreseeable future to create a place for two to nest, invite people to dwell, play, lean and relax in this new swathe of London and enjoy the developing surroundings. Fabricated by Mass Concrete, the simplicity of the seating will both stand out from the contrasting concrete metropolis and blend into the surrounding verdant Peninsula gardens.
▼多种座椅组合方式，different ways of combinations
Our main inspiration was people’s search for resting spots within the city; we can all find relaxing spots that were not designed to become seats like stairs, pavement edges or low brick walls. We looked into this behaviour; this hunter’s eye that looks for the ideal resting position, such as students during a lunch break, a group of builders having coffee on site or a bunch of friends sitting on the pavement and came up with this small urban landscape that is made from a cluster of concrete units. Each unit is like a scaled up domestic armchair, and when arranged together with their different heights, ‘these armchairs’ create an urban texture that invites people to step on, climb and relax
▼多种休憩组合，different sitting positions