'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 support their line-up of food festivals, drink pop-ups and family friendly activities this spring and summer. My benches form a series which I named 'Blissful Benches' which invites the nation to celebrate blissful moments.
Each bench is individually named with its own sensation of ‘bliss’. One celebrates ‘Joy’, another ‘Laughter’ and I named a third one ‘Celebration’. Each bench captures one blissful sensation through colour and pattern. ‘Togetherness’, ‘Community’, ‘Calm’, ‘Love’ and ‘Euphoria’ complete the family.
It's fantastic 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 will encourage visitors to share and celebrate their own joyful moments together.
Each bench carries a ‘QR’ code, which people can scan to learn more about the different designs and how colour and pattern impact on their everyday lives. The benches will remain on display until the end of August.