Multipurpose furniture piece makes for the ultimate public works design.

With the renewed importance placed on urban public spaces, city planners need to increasingly rely on clever designs that cater to multiple uses while maximizing a limited amount of space. At this year’s ICFF, PSFK came across one such product that endeavored to solve this challenge: ‘The Wright Bench,’ a furniture piece that combines a park bench with a functional bike rack and seamlessly combines industrial and natural elements.

The piece was created by Eugene Duclos, a student at Appalachian State University (ASU), for the Perennial Wood Appalachian State Design Studio contest. Perennial Wood is a new kind of wood, manufactured in the US and modified to protect against rot, decay and movement, able to withstand moisture and outdoor elements.

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