Bench to Bench
Bespoke street furniture designed by Martino Gamper is the latest
public art offering in the Olympic fringe area.
The art works commissioned by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) to deal with poor connections and access to Hackney Wick - an area which sits next to the Olympic Stadium - provide local community benefits but have stimulated a lively debate over the role that public art should play in delivering a legacy for east London. Called ‘Bench to Bench’, Martino Gamper has created bespoke pieces of street furniture constructed from recycled materials. The scattering of benches and stools form a trail from Victoria Park to the Olympic Park leading people along a route which is currently difficult to navigate.
Bench to bench is in collaboration with Adam Kershaw & Laddingford Engineering Ltd