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7 examples of living furniture

By: Bryan Nelson on April 8, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
bench made of live trees

Photo: Treenovation

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Living bench

A bench like this could make waiting at a bus stop halfway bearable, not to mention help absorb some of those exhaust fumes when the bus finally arrives. This beautiful living bench by TreeNovation is one of the group’s many inventions that utilize specialized horticultural techniques to turn living trees into functional structures. This particular bench was donated to a children's playground at a hospital in Tel Aviv.