'Blissful Benches' in Covent Garden's Piazzas
Covent Garden invited me to create 8 benches on a theme of my choice for their outdoor Piazzas. The benches supported their line-up of food festivals, drink pop-ups and family friendly activities for spring and summer. My benches form a series which I named 'Blissful Benches' which invited the nation to celebrate blissful moments.
Each bench was individually named with its own sensation of ‘bliss’ - such as ‘Joy’, ‘Laughter’ and ‘Celebration’. Each bench captured one blissful sensation through colour and pattern. ‘Togetherness’, ‘Community’, ‘Calm’, ‘Love’ and ‘Euphoria’ completed the family.
It was so wonderful to see the Piazza lit up with colour. Colour and pattern can bring a fresh wave of joy and spark new energy that ripples throughout whole communities. Together, they have the ability to make positive change in people’s lives, which is incredibly powerful.
I hope a few moments at one of my benches encouraged visitors to share and celebrate their own joyful moments together.
Each bench carried a ‘QR’ code, which people could scan to learn more about the different designs and how colour and pattern impact on their everyday lives.
Read about the project on Covent Garden's website here