This straw bench fuses a steel frame with beautifully woven straw for a rustic yet modern look that's sure to have you feeling closer to nature. Which brings to mind the question: how close do you really want to feel to nature?
This bench was designed by Hannastina Crick of Brighton University with the belief that we should all be living closer to nature. Her creation pulls from classic Scandinavian design and culture, British arts and crafts, and combines it with biodegradeable materials.
Eco isn't always synonymous with fashionable or attractive. In this case, it's a lovely looking bench yet I can't help but question how comfortable it would actually be to sit or lounge on. Here's hoping this bench is more comfortable than bales of hay that I've sat on previously.
(Images by Hannastina Crick)