Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Park Furniture Design - the Mad Men years

I walk by this little grove of rocks and trees most days at Heather Farm Park but I barely noticed these concrete benches and table sets. But on this day I did. And they're really weird, aren't they? Someone's attempt at modern style, most likely from the late 60s.

There's a really unfortunate community center next door with a low awning that makes me mentally duck down every time I walk under it (and I'm barely 5'4"). Another attempt at modern design, but low buildings tend to look like cost-cutting measures unless they're made of interesting materials--like sod.

So be it. Hail to dated modernism. At least they're indestructible, though as you can imagine, they're not comfortable for any length of time--a loitering discouragement device.