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The Life Bench

29 June - 31 July

By MS-TC Studio, Supported by Sunbeam Joinery and Excelsior Studios.

Inspired by the shape of a lifebuoy, this bench references Ealing’s historic canals. The colourful design is made to stand out in the urban context, inviting visitors to sit down and drift away. The project is supported by the Sunbeam Group and Excelsior Studios.

This bench was made for Ealing as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Ealing Council teamed up with City and Docklands, Imperial College and OPDC to commission three architect teams to each create a bench for the newly created space at North Acton Square. This was an opportunity to give some of London's best emerging architects an chance to explore new ideas of what a bench can be and also to shine a light on a dynamic and fast-changing area of London. The result is three colourful but very different creations that animate the space in North Acton Square.

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