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English furniture maker Benchmark are passionate about sustainability and always have been since their conception nearly thirty years ago by Sean Sutcliffe and Terence Conran. They believe in making furniture with a long life, made from wood that is harvested from sustainably managed forestsand have been awarded the Queens Award for Sustainable Development in recognition of their commitment.
The Wales and Wales range of Street and Park furnitureis no exception. They are so confident in their craftsmanship and materials that they are now offering a 5 year guarantee – not something that you often come across in the world of public seating where our Northern European climate puts huge demands on durability.
The Wales & Wales collection offers a comprehensive range of bench seating appropriate for parks, town centres, shopping centres and office atriums. Longevity of design is assured through the quietly considered proportion of detail balanced with strength, finesse and comfort. Longevity of construction is achieved through rigorous craftsmanship and the choice of first class materials, fixings and finishes.
Past clients include many local councils, St Paul’s Cathedral, Bluewater, Canary Wharf and more recently Bexhill Seafront, St Helier’s Millennium Park, the Barbican and Hereford Cathedral.
In addition to being sole licensed manufacturer for the Wales and Wales collection, Benchmark make bespoke furniture for restaurants, hotels, offices, public buildings and private clients across the UK and also have their own furniture range by leading designers.