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Ridiculous Bench

Why is there so little public seating in Chinese shopping malls? 
As part of a commission to create an installation in Indigo Mall, we saw an opportunity to do something about this. 
We worked with artist and designer Lin Jing to create the Ridiculous Bench. 
The inspiration for the bench was a photograph by Yann Layma of a rural Chinese worker sitting on an upturned bottle. 
We collected further examples of everyday items that are sometimes used as seats and made a graphic homage.
These images show some of the concept development as well as the final installation.