Country Pick 2021 / / Professional

Whale Tail Bench

  • Prizes
    Winner in Outdoor and Exercise Equipment/Patio/Garden Furniture and Accessories
  • Company
    QZ Urban Furniture, Spain
  • Lead Designer
    Enrique Minguez
  • Design Team
    Enrique Mínguez Ros, Enrique Mínguez Martínez
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photos By: David Frutos And Enrique Mínguez

The Whale Tail Bench takes its inspiration from the ocean and one of the most iconic views it offers us, the whale tails.

The bench not only fulfils the function of seat, it also provides an aesthetic value when it is placed in the urban space: seafronts, ports, parks, squares, streets and boulevards. When the bench is not occupied, its soft undulating shapes make it a sculptural element.

The Whale Tail Bench design allows for different options in use of materials. It can be made of fiberglass reinforced with wood,fiberglass reinforced with concrete and recycled plastic (HDPE) and concrete.

QZ Urban Furniture is a design studio that specialises in the design and manufacture of urban and outdoor furniture. Its aim is to create elements capable of awakening diverse emotions in both urbanised and natural environments.

QZ Urban Furniture achieves it by giving birth to elegant and sober pieces with organic shapes that not only fulfill the object functionality, but also provide an remarkable aesthetic value when placed.

Other prizes
- Winner at A+Awards from Architizer 2020, at the category of “Landscape-Outdoor Products & Materials”, for WHALE TAIL BENCH. BALLENA - Finalyst at the awards SBID Product Design Awards 2020, at the category of “Outdoor”, for MANGA BENCH - Finalyst at the awards SBID Product Design Awards 2020, at the category of “Outdoor”, for WHALE TAIL BENCH - Silver winner at the International Design Awards 2020 (IDA) from Framani Group, at the category of “ Outdoor And Exercise Equipment / Patio/Garden Furniture and Accessories” for WHALE TAIL BENCH

Photo Credit: Qz Urban Furniture
Credits: Photos by: David Frutos and Enrique Mínguez