Samer Chalfoun

Samer Chalfoun, observing that humans spend an average of 100,000 hours of their lives seated (equal to half their time sleeping) placed a bench on the coastal waters. It was a simple wooden bench backed by a rectangular sheet of polished stainless steel that mirrors the sea.

Date: 1999
Location: Corniche El Manara
Medium: Sculpture, Urban furniture
Material: Wooden bench
Section: Contemporary
Duration: Temporary
Tags: Site-specific intervention Public sculpture
Framework: The Corniche Project
Authorizations: Municipality of Beirut
Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan