May 2, 2013
Thursday, 5pm – 6:30pm
Free for members, $10 for guests
In September 2012 Design Museum Boston invited individuals and teams from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District. The goal of the challenge is to improve the livability of this burgeoning urban area, using design, while being socially and environmentally conscious.
They received over 170 entries from all over the world — 23 countries in all were represented. The judges selected 20 semi-finalists that best met the design criteria including: innovation, durability, sustainability, aesthetics, and comfort. The winning entries were inspired by the rich history of the Fort Point community and the possibilities of Boston’s Innovation District. The semi-finalists receive a grant from Design Museum Boston and the Street Seats sponsors to fabricate their full-scale bench for an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the Channel.