Bench Seating Allows for More Collaboration and Interaction
Interior bench seating for commercial projects
Benches are a flexible piece of furniture that is suitable for many different project types. Commonly seen in hospitality projects such as restaurants, benches are also used in offices, education settings, among others. This seating type is commonly used by interior designers in casual areas, waiting areas, public spaces, and outdoor spaces. Because these products are intended to seat more than one person per bench, they are great products for fostering collaborations and spontaneous interactions between people. Designers may choose to put a bench in office lounge areas because they offer a place for casual meetings that employer’s value. Bench seating is also a staple of public areas, such as courtyards, pavilions, rooftop gardens, walkways, outdoor corridors and more. Benches are also a great choice for casual dining areas in restaurants or study spaces in education libraries.
There are many prominent bench seating manufacturers that Contract magazine looks to for innovative seating solutions, such as Knoll, Bernhardt Designs, Coalesse, HBF, Herman Miller, Davis, Allermuir, Keilhauer, KI, Krug, Andreu World, Janus et Cie, Leland International, ICF, Borgo, Encore, Arper, Soelberg Industries, OFS Brands, Bretford, BuzziSpace, Safco, Nienkamper, Artek, Vitra, and Gunlock. Contract attends many annual trade shows such as NeoCon, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, HD Expo and Salone Internazionale del Mobile to view the latest seating products from top designers including benches. Benches are often part of a larger seating portfolio offered by a company that may also include lounge seating, guest seating, task seating, stools, poufs, and more.