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2019 / Design For Society / Design for Society / Professional

Tete-a-Tete Urban Seating

  • Prizes
    Platinum in Design for Society/Design for Society
  • Company
    Envary Design Studio, Germany
  • Lead Designer
    Stefan Ripperger, Roger Kellenberger
  • Client
    City of London

A statement to livelier urban spaces 'Tete-a-Tete' is a street furniture concept aiming to reconnect people. When many of us are more immersed in their smartphones than their surroundings, the twin seater promotes greater interaction between people. Aiming to establish little ‘social islands’ when placed on public plazas, in parks or city squares, the bench also transforms those spaces to be more hospitable. Its gradual steel wire construction and interwoven colors resembles strings of human narratives. The bench is made from recycled steel and powder coated in various color combinations.

Design studio Envary helps companies designing products, also providing vision work, CMF, UX explorations and brand building. To that end Envary aids clients to better materialise their strengths across touch points in their product + brand experiences, thus bringing companies and customers closer together. Founded 2012 in Hong Kong the team works with clients across all industries.

Other prizes
iF Design Award, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), A’Design Award, International Design Awards (IDA), Spark Design Award, Pininfarina/AED Design Award, ID Magazine Annual, Wallpaper Magazine

Photo Credit: Envary Design Studio