The Love Bench is a recent project blooming from the manufacturing collaboration between Metal Magic and MP Custom Made. These cool kids (including myself) are Chicago working artists, woodworkers, metal fabricators, inventors and designers. Their studio is in historical Bridgeport – a football field’s distance from the Stockyards – and they are in their busy season.
Today, this beautiful love bench was completed and on display on the loading dock. The way the wood block bench sits inside the metal legs gives the illusion it is floating inside straps. They have a slight raise allowing the inner seat, between the metal straps, to shine as the love bench where people just sit close and intimate. And if the love isn’t flowing, no one will fall off either end. The weight distribution allows for almost no tipping over.