Cambalala Collection: Occasional Table and Light
Description of artwork
Imagine waste concrete that is cast into social furniture to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Imagine Ubuntu Benches.
The world needs revolutionary ways to maximise the social and environmental benefits of the materials that build our cities and homes. At Ubuntu Benches, we base our designs on the most widely used of those materials – Portland cement concrete. Ubuntu Benches is a grand vision of cities that put citizens first and cares about the environment.
With any purchase of an Ubuntu Bench, together with our customers, we donate another bench to underprivileged schools in Alexandra and Soweto that lack seating in their playgrounds, or to city parks that are short of seating for families and the elderly.
What makes our approach unique is that we only use returned concrete to make our durable and stylish rectangular arch benches. By reclaiming this concrete and upcycling it, we prevent its embedded carbon emissions from going to waste in landfill. This actively exemplifies the sustainable circular economy that every person, business and city should endorse.
As we grow this social venture, we are expanding to other innovative concrete products such as beautiful composite benches with reclaimed wood, and bike racks combined with public benches that support greener living.
Benches literally bring people together. We are making that happen more with the perfect material that is already at our disposal. We are all about sustainability and inclusivity. Public space belongs to all and we want to share it with all of you.