This bench in wood and metal was designed by the Belarusian firm Solovyov Design. We love the contrasting combination of the dark solid wood and the matte silver metal. This makes this bench design very contemporary and very urban. If you live in the city you would want to have it on your patio. It will also make a suburban backyard look more modern. For the designers, Maria and Igor Solovyov, the inspiration came from “parallel and curved shapes of bright light streets in a modern city”, thus the name – Melbourne Street Seat. The Seat is a part of a large collection containing bicycle ranks, trash receptacles, bollards, lighting, and flower pots. Fashioned out of cast aluminum, this wood and metal bench is an aesthetically pleasing design.