Modular bench – Urban shapes | Nort studio

| 13 : 00 – 16 July, 2018 |




Modular Urban bench


A modular bench system designed by Antwerp based ‘Nort studio’ is diverse in its function and can be placed in a variety of settings.

The modular bench system is called ‘Urban Shapes‘ is composed of various geometrical shapes and steel grid to form a seating. Manufactured in a variety of colours, the bench designed by Nort Studio can be a popup art for museums, parks and other public spaces. The steel grid fits in flawlessly in the grooves on the top surface of the geometric shapes making a comfortable seat.

Inspired by various forms and materials which lay around construction sites in cities, the Urban Bench is a graphical delight. Click To Tweet



Modular urban bench

Various shapes and steel grid forming ‘urban bench’

From the designer – 


Life in the city.

Finding harmony throughout an enormous variety is a daily challenge. But a city on the grow is also a nonstop source of inspiration. Rough forms and materials scattered around on various construction sites waiting to be used and to obtain a specific function. By taking materials and forms out of their context and combining them in a completely different way, a special tension is created.



Forms and material inspiration


Inspired by these urban shapes we designed an inviting bench. Click To Tweet



Comfortable seating


In our design, we use three shapes derived from primary forms. These shapes are linked together by a grid. By seeing grids as connector, different configurations can be built by combining the elements, making this a modular design. By creating a defiant bench, we see our design as an enrichment of public spaces such as museums and parks. Naturally the bench is also suitable for private use.


Urban bench

Steel grid fits in smoothly


Because of the importance of visual uniformity, the grid is made of identical bearing bars and crossbars in both directions.
The geometric lines and shapes obtained by the grid become graphic elements and have an aesthetic value. The grid fits perfectly in the grooves on the top of the elements whereby a smooth surface is obtained which improves the comfort.



Urban bench

Square grid of crossbars

Product details –


Product name – bench ‘Urban Shapes’

Brand name – Nort Studio |

Designer – Jef De Brabander, Kathleen Opdenacker

Product type – Furniture design, Bench

Studio location – Belgium

Completion Year -2018

Photography Credits – © Nort Studio

Award – Selected for 2018 Interieur awards

MaterialWood, Steel grid

Size/Specification –

Shapes –  L 315 x  D 315 x  H 350 mm

Steel grid – L 1000 x D 319 x H 25 mm

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