Khalid Shafar’s City Bench on show at Dubai Design District

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City’s Bench is the title of a design from Emirati Khalid Shafar which was on show at the opening of Dubai Design District.

The project was a collaboration between Shafar and the American Hardwood Export Council and as well as showcasing its form was a means of testing the durability of the material used in its construction.

Shafar said: “From form to function, there is a place for every individual on the bench regardless of age, size, or ability.

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“The outer frame of the bench is made of thermally-modified American ash, while the inner part is filled with building blocks in three standard sizes to reflect the location of d3 and the ongoing construction around. This also serves to give an industrial look to the bench in contradiction to the clean neat outer wooden frame.”

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