Life’s a Bench, of Concrete

August 30, 2011 by

Block is an outdoor modular seating system consisting of a concrete base and two laser cut steel modules available in any color or in plain Corten steel.

Designed by architects Marco Lana and Alberto Savettiere of the Italian firm Lana + Savettiere, Block may be positioned in a variety of configurations to become a combination of planter, table, and seating, becoming creative group seating for public spaces.

Block was selected at the international competition, SUN.LAB For a Creative Outdoor 2011, and will be debuted October 20-22, 2011 at SUN, the international outdoor exhibition in Rimini, Italy. SUN.LAB is a free space for research and experimentation organized by SUN to bring to the surface new ideas, innovative design skills, and new ways of designing for outdoor living.


  1. Emmon said:

    What an incredible, innovative modular approach. This is truly inspiring! I’m going to go show our design team now! (It incorporates PLANTERS!) Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

    — August 31, 2011 @ 10:16

  2. Would you like modular planters that fit together? | Question and Planter Pingback said:

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    — September 1, 2011 @ 10:52

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