mmcité in London
17th July 2016
The Industrial Revolution in England gave birth to perhaps the most classical concept of park bench – cast-iron sidewalls, seat and backrest made of wooden lamellas. mmcité introduces its modern interpretation of this approach on two significant locations in London at once. Right in the heart of Canary Wharf Miela benches and chairs can be seen – aluminium alloy cast sidewalls with exquisite classical curves in combination with acacia wood seat and backrest.
Portiqoa benches found their place on the opposite bank of the Thames river in the famous Burgess Park, the large green area founded by well-acknowledged urbanist living at the turn of the 19th–20th century, Sir Patrick Abercrombie. The benches of dynamic and contemporary shape with interesting optical effects thoroughly complement a newly reconstructed park with a large lake. Even in the conservative Britain, the modern design can succeed.