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Phytobench: Public Seating That Repairs Damaged Ecosystems

Posted By Carmin Irene Smoot On July 21, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In Botanical,Design,Green Furniture | No Comments

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The “Phytobench [2]” is a dynamic public seating [3] element made of milled, recycled lumber that actively grows plant communities to repair damaged soil ecosystems [4]. Designed by SoftRigid [5], the multi-tasking bench serves to restore the natural landscape and serves as eco-friendly seating on which to rest weary behinds. And we’re not the only ones who think so – “Phytobench” recently earned an honor award at the 2009 Seoul Design Olympiad [6].

+ Soft Rigid [5]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/21/phytobench-public-seating-that-repairs-damaged-ecosystems/phytobench/

[2] Phytobench: http://softrigid.com/2010/01/06/fuse-bench-_02/

[3] public seating: http://inhabitat.com/2009/06/11/inhabitat-exclusive-video-the-nyc-high-line-opens/

[4] ecosystems: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/22/wastewater-treatment-plant-upgrade-decreases-feminization-of-fish/

[5] SoftRigid: http://softrigid.com/

[6] Seoul Design Olympiad: http://sdo.seoul.go.kr/eng/

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