• Bench Seat Design - Neil Cownie Architect

This bench seating was designed, prototyped and developed out of necessity for a specific residential project. The River House in Peppermint grove was designed with a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor living spaces in part to capitalise on the magnificent views available of the Swan River.

The bench seating negated the necessity for a balustrade, but needed to still create as little visual impairment of the view beyond as possible. The steel rods used as both the seat and back rest are spaced apart to retain this visual connection, and have been arranged along a steel profile that creates the overall shape. The rods brace the overall configuration to make for a strong structure, and various prototyping of the initial seat profile has resulted in a very comfortable, transparent outdoor seating system.