modular curved wooden bench

Sonntag Seating by German designer Tim Kerp does indeed seem like the perfect way to lounge away the long hours of a Sunday outdoors. The form is deceptively simple while allowing for all kinds of seating and relaxing positions as well as numerous creative configurations to facilitate interactions with friends and strangers alike.

modular curved outdoor bench design

More than just offering a set of positions, the modular Sonntag design encourages movement and flexibility – changes in seating positions over time to cross-polinate conversations and stimulate communications. The CNC-milled parts screw together for maximum stability and a smooth curved set of surfaces.

modular community bench lounging

Each modular part of this curved bench design is intended to seat up to three people (or perhaps two and a dog). More modules can be added in a variety of configurations to expand the seating space and create different spatial connections between disparate groups – one could imagine simply ordering ten of these and deciding what to do with them later.

modular multiple seating outdoor benches

“There are many ways how people can find together to chat and sometimes those ways are influenceable. The seating furniture Sonntag brings people back together and creates an atmosphere of togetherness and community.
By having the choice of many seating positions, Sonntag offers a flexible usability and allows to react spontaneously in a conversation. The concept of Sonntag improves our communication and encourages people to get together.”

“All ribs are shaped precisely out of wood with a CNC milling maschine, so they can easily be put together. Screws are only used in supporting parts to guarantee the best stability of the furniture.”

“Clearly visible are the various seating positions, generated by using three levels. The optimal use is between three and two persons for each module, so a certain privacy is perpetuated. If more pieces of Sonntag are placed next to each other, conversations within the room are as well possible.”