Lian

A outdoor bench that connects

Project Brief

Public furniure typically sits along the perimeter of an open space in individual units, discouraging social interaction. Lian offers a new form of public seating that can be connected to integrate into any public space. It creates a dynamic network of seating to encourage different sized groups and social interaction.

Date

Fall 2015

Duration

14 weeks

Roles

Design research
Furniture design
Prototyping

Pause, breath, connect.

Living in a big city, everyday is a race. We are always in a hurry to do something or go somewhere. It’s hard to ignore the stress and disconnection we experience in a daily basis.

Lian

Inspired by the concept of “”. The word “Lian” in Chinese has the meaning of connect. By connecting space, time and people. I want to create a collection that has an ethereal quality, capturing both time and space, something to give poetry to outdoor living, and offer a restful and sociable stop to everyday busyness.

Lian

Inspired by the concept of “”. The word “Lian” in Chinese has the meaning of connect. By connecting space, time and people. I want to create a collection that has an ethereal quality, capturing both time and space, something to give poetry to outdoor living, and offer a restful and sociable stop to everyday busyness.

Space divider

Arrange multiple Lian in certain formation, it can direct the flow of how people walk across their environment. Thus, it helps people to better enjoy the landscape.

Mix, match

LIAN comes in multiple colors. By arranging its composition and mixing up its color, interesting patterns can be formed to beautify any given environment it sets on.

Mix, match

LIAN comes in multiple colors. By arranging its composition and mixing up its color, interesting patterns can be formed to beautify any given environment it sets on.

Pure, versatile

The Lian bench is designed with a neutral appearance and versatile shape. This makes it completely adaptable to the various environment. Pure lines for an everyday item that fits into any space but preserves enough of its own identity to not blend into the background.

Pure, versatile

The Lian bench is designed with a neutral appearance and versatile shape. This makes it completely adaptable to the various environment. Pure lines for an everyday item that fits into any space but preserves enough of its own identity to not blend into the background.

Simple, robust

Seats are manufactured by roto-molded polyethylene, while the supporting structure is welded from stainless steel with a matte finish. All parts can be easily assembled with black oxide alloy steel screw.

Lian

Space divider
Mix, match
Pure, versatile
Simple, robust