This 'peace bench' is meant to physically bring people together to converse
In order to bring peace, we need to come together. Like, really together.
That's the idea behind a new "peace bench" designed for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, which physically brings people together in the middle of its curved design.
Created by Norwegian design firm Snøhetta (which designed Europe's first underwater restaurant) with aluminum company Hydro and sustainable furniture manufacturer Vestre, the "peace bench" has been provocatively titled The Best Weapon. This is derived from Nelson Mandela's quote, "The best weapon is to sit down and talk," which is engraved on the 6.5-metre (21-foot) bench itself. Read more...More about Design, United Nations, New York, Peace, and Social Good