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Established & Sons “Bench Years” project at London Design Festival

Established & Sons has collaborated with The London Design Festival to create a series of one-off benches to mark ten years of the Festival. Bench Years has brought together ten acclaimed international designers who have been matched with ten unique material suppliers and tasked with the creation of a bench. This family of benches have been exhibited collectively in the Italianate surroundings of the John Madejski Garden at the centre of the V&A throughout the duration of the festival. Within a city, the bench is a recurring component of our urban furniture yet its design is often subject to so many limitations to do with size, durability, vandalism etc. The Bench Years project aims to free designers of such limitations, instead giving them a particular material to focus on. The resulting family of benches explore the versatility of the materials and challenge our assumptions of the humble bench.

Alexander Taylor

Industrial Facility

Fernando Brizio

Felix de Pass

The ten designers and material sponsors featured are:
  • Alexander Taylor, working with Caparo (Stainless Steel)
  • Martino Gamper, The American Hardwood Export Council (thermally modified American red oak, soft maple, ash, yellow birch and tulipwood)
  • Luca Nichetto, Nardo Vetro (glass)
  • Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby, Torart (marble)
  • Konstantin Grcic, Bisazza (Glass mosaic)
  • Fernando Brizio, Amorim (cork)
  • Felix de Pass, Established & Sons (steel)
  • Jasper Morrison, Lowinfo (concrete)
  • AL_A, Ceramica Cumella (ceramic)
  • Sam Hecht & Kim Colin, Industrial Facility, DuPont™ Corian® (Corian®)

Edward Barber y Jay Osgerby

Martino Gamper


Established & Sons CEO Maurizio Mussati comments, ‘The Bench Years project is a one-of-a-kind opportunity and we are excited to celebrate the 10th year of the Festival through this collaboration with The London Design Festival. Established & Sons is known for being at the forefront of exploring new ideas, so it was only natural for us to be part of one the most prestigious events of LDF".

Konstantin Grcic

Jasper Morrison

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