The Tree Bench concept is pretty self-explanatory: a seating area encircles a tree, which serves as the design’s focal point. Constructed by Marko Vuckovic from white corian material, the bench has five holes in its surface; the tree grows through one and grass through the others. It is easy to install and immediately incorporates the tree as part of the design.
The bench is used as a way of connecting visitors who sit there with the natural environment that surrounds them, ideal for relaxation and contemplation. And the bench doesn’t stifle the tree’s growth, the holes in the bench allow rainwater to reach the trees roots. Additionally, a lamp could be added in the central hole to provide a night light.
“The Tree bench is easy to produce and easy to install anywhere, like streets, beaches, parks even in buildings,” explains Vuckovic. “It is perfect for relaxation and for people who love meditate, because we are always reminded that you are part of nature. In conditions when it rains, water passes through the four cavity on the bench, maintaining grass and tree.”
Images courtesy of Marko Vuckovic