Urbis Design

Shell Bench


Just as head turning standing alone on a patio as nestled in amongst heavy planting and grasses. The Shell bench echoes the natural form of a seashell, and has a smooth comfortable finish and soft welcoming curves. Hand made in advanced lightweight concrete with a protective coating to aid with cleaning. Available in two colours: white or dove grey, with hand turned wooden legs.

These look beautiful in any outdoor space and we have placed these in many gardens: contemporary city gardens (as pictured) and sitting pretty in amongst flower beds of country homes.

Suitable for interior or exterior use.

Dimensions: 180cm (L) x 60cm (W) x 80cm (H)

Materials: Concrete with hand turned Iroko (Milicia excelsa) legs 

Weight: 80 kg

Lead time: This product is Made to order, 8 – 10 weeks from the point of ordering

Delivery: Within the UK £270, two man courier - product positioned in place.

The Designer

Urbis products are designed and manufactured entirely in-house at their studio works near the city of York.

Urbis Design was originally conceived in New York when Richard and Liz Mackness were living in lower Manhattan surrounded by concrete. Craving some greenery in their lives, Richard put his sculpture background to use creating plant containers inspired by his love of form, be it the body, landscape or other natural forms such as shells and the human form. When designing a volume to contain a plant, these contours provide the ideal family of forms.

Richard began to create plant containers in Glass Reinforced Concrete, a lightweight mouldable architectural cladding, which proved to be the ideal material. The resulting products are destined to occupy an urban setting, and so share the language of architecture; strong sculptural forms that can stand in their own right as pleasurable objects and also complement the planting.

Designer at work Shell Bench


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