Boomerang Bench

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Boomerang Bench designed by Anna Szonyi for the Urban Commissions - Dubai Design District

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Design By
Anna Szonyi
Client
Urban Commissions
Design Year
2014
Completed Year
2015
Public
Yes
City
Dubai
Country
United Arab Emirates

The dynamic fanning Boomerang Bench is an urban seating installation meant to reflect the never-ending momentum of our cities. The innovative design by Anna Szonyi was the first winner of the Urban Design Initiative - Dubai Culture & D3.

THE IDEA

Cities never stand still. The conceptual idea of the Boomerang Bench is to create an adaptable, dynamic, customisable and functional seating and resting furniture within the continuously transforming urban space. It is inspired by the time lapse stills of movement across the space; the single element occupied by each moment in a different area in the space, but in a slightly shifted position following a linear spine.

DESIGN

The Boomerang Bench is comprised of adjustable number of of solid wood pieces on a steel structure, each following the lines of a boomerang. The boomerangs each rotate to create a continuous fanning effect and innumerable seating forms.

THE URBAN DESIGN INITIATIVE

The Boomerang Bench has been selected as the winning scheme for Urban Commissions, the urban design initiative helping to transform Dubai and nurture the city's design talent. Launched by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and Dubai Design District (d3), the 2014/15 Design Days Dubai initiative invited the UAE's resident creatives to propose and design a public urban seating installation for the city of Dubai. Urban Commissions was launched in recognition of Dubai's growing design-conscious urban development; the annual competition aims to engage with the community and build a strong awareness of sustainability, while also promoting the diverse local creative and production industries. Read more

Images courtesy of Anna Szonyi.

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Boomerang Bench designed by Anna Szonyi for the Urban Commissions - Dubai Design District
Boomerang Bench designed by Anna Szonyi for the Urban Commissions - Dubai Design District
Boomerang Bench designed by Anna Szonyi for the Urban Commissions - Dubai Design District
Boomerang Bench designed by Anna Szonyi for the Urban Commissions - Dubai Design District
Boomerang Bench designed by Anna Szonyi for the Urban Commissions - Dubai Design District

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Location

Venue
Dubai Design District
Address
Mohammed Bin Rashid City & Business Bay
City
Dubai
Country
United Arab Emirates
Postal Code / Zip
333300 Dubai
Longitude
55.3
Latitude
25.19

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The Boomerang Bench is on display at the Dubai Design District.

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