2021 / Outdoor And Exercise Equipment / Patio/Garden Furniture and Accessories / 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.

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

QZ Urban Furniture designs and produces pieces with organic, elegant and sober shapes that not only fulfill the functionality of the object, but also provide an remarkable aesthetic value when placed in the urban space.

Other prizes
- Finalist at the awards SBID Product Design Awards 2020, at the category of “Outdoor” - Finalist of the Architizer 2021 A+Awards in the category "Outdoor Furniture"

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