ATHENA, bench for the city of Athens
From an urbanistical point of view the city hasn't changed so much from the early days when people where not acting in such a frenetic way.
Something is missing from those days, that filling to just sit and enjoy the city.
That is the filling that “Athena” bench, in its modern way, would like to re-give to the city of Athens.
Using gentle and nostalgic lines to soften hard materials (steel), hardwood to avoid strange fillings of too hot or too cold and accorgements like the arm giving to the elders a support when sitting or rising, a high back avoiding the bad habit of “bench back sitting” resulting to an always dirty bench…we will begin to see those pictures that always touched us (a lady with a book, an elder couple still in love or just some guys laughing) and ,why not, maybe we can fit in one of those!