This design by Stijn Goethals, Koen Baeyens and Basile Graux has a definite bonus: it does not only offer passers-by a comfortable place to sit and relax, it also adds a touch of green to an often colorless urban or industrial setting.
The bench is made of long, rectangular strips of wood. Two round holes in the seat create room for large flower pots, about to contain a small tree or a plant upon choice. Just like Romeo and Juliet, the trees are destined to be together without ever being able to touch. The bench seems to float between the trees. Obviously, Romeo & Juliet lends itself perfectly to the contract market: when several benches are put in line, the distance between the trees remains identical, creating architectural harmony. They are of course perfectly suited to private gardens or patios as well.