Factory Furniture won a commission to design a range of seating for a redevelopment of Palmerston Road in Southsea. The brief included designs for cantilevered seating to mount onto existing brick planters and free standing freeform benches. The seating units were designed to reflect the nautical history of Southsea. The seating itself featured a similar construction to the Tree bench with FSC® hardwood slats mounted onto a stainless steel frame. The seating around the planters also featured wave effect timber backrest slats mounted onto a stainless steel frame and fixed to the planter walls. The free standing benches had stainless steel pedestal bases. Stainless steel elliptical armrests were installed throughout for added comfort. As part of the redevelopment the existing brick planters were clad in white granite.
Client – Portsmouth Borough Council