A public bench that’s also public art.
South Korean architect Yong Ju Lee has installed a series of benches that you’d easily mistake for tree roots.
Called the Root Bench, the design features a circular piece of furniture nearly 100-feet in diameter with ‘branches’ that extend in every direction.
A winning proposal at the Hangang Art Competition, the installation was built from slats of wood attached to a sprawling metal frame.
It comes with three types of furniture, set at various heights: a child’s chair, an adult’s chair, and a table for community-wide gatherings and celebrations.
Root Bench seeks to not only give park-goers a place to unwind, but also to provide them with a way to connect with nature.
You can learn more about Yong Jun Lee and his work here.