The benches comissioned by Bloomberg toy with the idea of the spectacle and spectating. The seat displays an image of typical bench life (eating, sleeping, kissing etc) through the use of CNC punching. In the notion of ‘people watching’ in parks, these four benches are situated in a circle, each one looking onto the back of another. Whilst from a distance the holes punched into the backs of the benches create images of life often found in the park, these holes also provide small spying holes to view others from when seated. Designed for the London Architectural Biennale 2004, the bench still stands in St John’s Park, Clerkenwell.