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CLIENTLeach Botanical Garden

SERVICESFurniture Design

LOCATIONPortland, OR

SIZEVariable

STATUSCompleted 2021

STUDIOS designed a series of sculptural benches for Leach Botanical Garden inspired by natural elements in the surrounding site. This pro-bono project will help raise funds for the public garden’s expansion.

"Meander" Inspiration: Water
"Meander" detail
"Meander"
"Twist"

Visitors encounter these functional art pieces as they move through the gardens. Inspired by the site's defining characteristics of water, forest, topography, and geology, the benches blend seamlessly with the environment and complement the movement of the landscape. These one-of-a-kind designs enhance the immersive experience—inviting visitors to pause, connect, and gather inspiration.

"Twist" Inspiration: Water
"Twist"
"Bend" Inspiration: Water
"Bend"
"Rooted" Inspiration: Forest
"Rooted"

PHOTOGRAPHYJosh Partree