Gallery: Aandeboom’s Portable Tree Bench Turns Any Tree Into a Shady Se...

Supported with industrial straps around the trunk of a tree the bench hovers above the ground, giving space to plants and grass which thrive beneath it.

This clever pop-up Tree Bench was designed by Aandeboom, the Dutch team that brought us the clever P-Tree urinal. This quirky design takes the traditional park bench to another level by supporting it with a set of industrial straps, allowing it to hover over the ground while providing space for plants and grass to thrive beneath it. Designed for the Dutch city of Amersfoort, the temporary bench can be easily detached and moved to another tree, making it a useful solution for temporary outdoor seating. The design is also a brilliant way to make the most of the sunny spots in a park all year round, surprising visitors when they find it has been attached to a different nearby trunk!

Constructed from waterproof laminated beechwood, Aandeboom’s Tree Bench is designed to provide a sturdy flexible seat without harming the tree that it’s strapped to. Although it may sound like a precarious seat to rest on, from these photos the bench looks sturdy and secure and unlikely to fall, given the strength of the straps. With spring on its way, Amersfoort residents and visitors may be able to take a relaxing and tentative seat on a Tree Bench soon enough.


Images courtesy of Aandeboom


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  1. tinker March 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Creative… but just hope the ants or insects on the tree wouldn’t crawl all over ur back!

  2. jubil8nt February 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Fun design – here’s hoping they consider the trees. If it stays in place, it will girdle the trunk.

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