Structural Design DEF: Instead of how elegant the object is, it focuses on more of the use. WHY: The table looks plain and simple, four legs and a big rectangle put on it, nothing fancy; just for the purpose of being used.
A planter-bench like this — made from reclaimed materials — could be useful in urban yards or for small-space gardening in other places. The bench is made from salvaged scaffolding planks and the planters are cast concrete with re-claimed aggregates. (via Ryan Frank)