Officially named The Best Weapon, a “peace bench” installation designed by Snøhetta will take up a temporary position outside the UN Headquarters in NYC starting this Nelson Mandela Day (18 July). Fabricated with the assistance of Hydro and Vestre, the six-and-a-half meter-long arc (or smile) is composed of anodized aluminum. After NYC, the bench will move to its permanent location in Oslo—closer to its commissioning body, the Nobel Peace Center. Its inscription, the Mandela quote, “The best weapon is to sit down and talk,” heightens the work’s symbolic expression of diplomacy. Read more at designboom.
More stories like this one.
Explore the Latest
Keep exploring more content below.
Chef José Andrés Crafts Gastronomic Frozen Yogurt for Alex Israel’s “Snow Beach Frozen Treats” Pop-Up Installation
Inside 1111 Lincoln Road, a flavorful experience orchestrated by The Cultivist marks Capital One's Miami Art Week debut
This new hotel embodies sumptuous Venetian "art de vivre"
A wondrous showcase of form and color at NADA Miami 2023 with LA's Moskowitz Bayse gallery
The designer speaks to us about the Gravity SUV, design challenges and where we’re all headed
Commissioned by Lexus for ICA Miami, a solar-powered sculptural artwork
A nostalgic group exhibition will pop up on the sand at the Miami Beach EDITION
The emerging talent speaks about alternative style, gender roles and what it means to make truthful design
An excellent, affordable amplifier that’s far friendlier for non-audiophiles while still cranking out the brand's powerful, warm signature sound
Our spectacular return to the small Nordic nation