While other cities around the world celebrate the stories told, the lives lived and the moments shared on benches, we hope to increase the number of benches in our city, so that someday, we too can tell the stories that have unfolded upon them.

Sometimes you don’t need a restaurant or coffee shop, you just need a bench.

And so we invite you, the community, to contribute and join in the conversation by sharing bench related photos, images stories and thoughts that inspire you!

Stratford Upon Avon- Nicola Clements

My Wedding bench

The building is a Neo-Gothic Mansion set in 40 aches of land with the river Stour running through. Actually it’s the most haunted residence in the UK… I didn’t  find this out until after we booked the wedding! Incredibley romantic and picturesque with stunning views.

The benches are old and weathered. 

They seem to blend into the scenery naturally and see the seasons come and go and many weddings alike. So they hold a lot of nostalgia and sentiment.

 

Submitted by Nicola Clements

 

Submitted by Nicola Clements


Dubai – Nadine de Mascarel

I looooooove this project!!!

Here’s my bench, found last weekend. It’s on a little piece of sand opposite Mercato. I love the color and the shells attached to it. If you come back when the tide is high, it’s even cooler as the bench is in the water.

 

Submitted by Nadine de Mascarel

Submitted by Nadine de Mascarel


Dubai – Leila Al Marashi

Love this bench, it’s outside my office.

People sit on it and speak on the phone, or chat, or have their coffee and cigarette, or just enjoy the sunshine.

Submitted by Leila Almarashi

Poland – Hedaya Al Rahma

Poland is just so beautiful, and that’s why they made benches everywhere I guess, for people to sit and etghazal fel 6abe3a.

It’s just so floral and green and peaceful.

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma

sauce bench in the making!

S*uce has designed a couple of benches of its own for the benches project!

Here’s a little sneak peak of what’s to come …

Montreal – Mohamed Hamad

An inspiring message found on a park bench while I was out shooting in Parc La Fontaine in the Plateau area of Montreal.

Submitted by Mohamed Hamad

 http://mohamed-hamad.com/love-fearlessly/

Dubai – Katia Kieser

A lovely spot to rest, putting down the shopping bags, enjoying the sound of the waterfall, get ready for more shopping! 

Submitted by Katia Kieser

Pakistan – Falak Husain

This bench is from a traditional Pakistani bridal shower. With everything happening in the world around us, i look at this bench for the bride full of colour, hope, love and culture for inspiration.

It reminds me of an old Urdu saying by Sahib Qizilbash from 1958, ‘All over the world there is a dying of lamps; Ignite your heart, for the light fails.’

Submitted by Falak Husain

Submitted by Falak Husain

Submitted by Falak Husain

Lebanon – Lara Hajj

 

Here’s a quick cure for indifference:
Tunisian turquoise-painted window?

Egyptian-style wooden bench?
Palestinian hand-embroidered upholstery?
These lands of ongoing revolutions meet by luck & destiny in my atelier, TANTANA.

A destiny at the crossroads of peace & war: Beirut.
In today’s world where everything is globalized & uniform, TANTANA stands out!

It is a marriage of cultural creativity & contemporary style, executed with extreme attention to quality.

I found my bench, I fell in love..

Submitted by Lara Hajj

New York – Hedaya Al Rahma

We came across this indoor bench on our buying trip in New York!

                                          Submitted by Hedaya Al Rahma




About the s*uce benches project

Every year s*uce launches an initiative that gets people thinking about the kind of love that transcends flowers, diamonds, chocolates and candy. (Though those are by all means very lovely and extremely important things).

A few years ago we thought about how Trees Need Love Too, and launched a green campaign (unleashing the tree huggers within), and last year we suggested 10 ways to Unlock Your heart.

This year, we urge you to Find a bench. Fall in love.

While other cities around the world celebrate the stories told, the lives lived and the moments shared on benches, we hope to eventually increase the number of benches in our city so that someday we too can tell the stories that have unfolded upon them.

Sometimes you don’t need a restaurant or coffee shop, you just need a bench.

And so we invite you, the community, to contribute and join in the conversation by sharing the photos, images stories and thoughts that inspire you!

Please email all your bench moments, thoughts, photos, designs and/or stories to benches@sauceloves.com and we will upload them.

We want to hear all your thoughts.  This initiative is as big as you make it!

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