When the directors of our organizations decide to install bench seating in an outdoor environment, most of us immediately visualize benches with comfortable backrests and rolled form arms. Often times, we are surprised to learn that management wants outdoor backless benches installed on the grounds. Our immediate reaction to this reinforces the very reason management has chosen to go this route. Outdoor backless benches are simply not as comfortable as benches with backs. People will not sit on them for very long–which is probably why your management team has decided to install them.
Some environments are meant to be visited only for a period of time. Outdoor backless benches are an ideal way to limit visitor stays in certain environments before they waste the entire day and neglect their responsibilities. Benches without backs offer a better alternative by offering visitors a place to sit and rest for a time, and then move on. Furniture 4 Outdoors offers the following suggestions for outdoor environments that need to give people a gentle reminder to enjoy the moment without hanging out all day.
Outdoor backless benches are ideal for entrances to shopping malls, restaurants, movie theaters, and public buildings. People have a variety of reasons why they need to wait in front of these places. Some may be waiting for a table to be ready, or for a movie to start, but they can only stand for so long before their legs give out on them. Installing outdoor backless benches at these entrances give people just enough rest before they enter the building– but it also keeps them from getting too comfortable and sitting for longer than they need.
Many planned communities have public gardens for the people who live there to enjoy. These gardens are different than public parks. Parks are designed for people to spend the day with their families and friends outside. Public gardens, on the other hand, are designed for people to walk through. Outdoor backless benches, strategically positioned in key places, help bring attention to keynote plantings, fountains, outdoor sculptures, and water features.
Outdoor backless benches are universally preferred in the world of athletics, regardless of the actual sport. Players in the heat of the game need a place to rest on the sidelines, but only for a minute. Backed benches simply will not work in this environment. Not only will it make the players too comfortable, it will also make them look lazy in the eyes of their fans, who often watch them on the sidelines to see how they behave when they do not think that others can see them.
Portable and Permanent
Outdoor backless benches can be permanently mounted to concrete surfaces such as sidewalks and patios. They can also be mounted in-ground with concrete and anchors so that they cannot be carried away by thieves or overturned by vandals. Most benches can also be manufactured as portable seats that can be moved around at will or stored inside a secure structure after hours. Call Furniture 4 Outdoors now to see which of our backless benches will best fit your outdoor seating needs.