Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
Designed by Jess Sorel of sorelstudio in collaboration with Landscape Forms, Link Outdoor Seating is an innovative and highly flexible outdoor seating system whose modular components easily accommodate the design and nuances of any given site, both physically and aesthetically.
As the designer states, this project marks a new opportunity for designers—to achieve the scalability, elegance, and creative freedom of custom, one-off site furnishings without the inherent cost and complexity.
The project has been been awarded a 2020 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Link’s dramatic, modern aesthetics and virtually limitless configurations allow it to adapt to a diverse range of landscapes and applications.
Key options include the inline or piano key orientation of the wood slats on the seats and backs, which allow for straight, mitered, arced, or even serpentine arrangements.
Two different radii for the arced piano key orientation allow for varying degrees of curvature.
Link benches can also be specified with or without backs and arms; and can be configured with metal supports, concrete block bases, or in wall-mounted and top-of-wall mounted styles.
Link specified with steel supports or block bases lends the bench a robust sense of permanence, while wall-mounted and top-of-wall mounted styles offer qualities of tension, balance, and levity.
Project: Link Outdoor Seating
Designers: Jess Sorel, sorelstudio
Manufacturer: Landscape Forms, Inc