This is 'Muscle,' the latest outdoor seating design from French artist Alexandre Moronnoz. Along with Moronnoz's earlier works, Muscle makes a strong argument for moving to a world where form matches function in even our most everyday settings.
Moronnoz works with materials ranging from laser-cut steel ("Interferences") to modular Y-shaped timber ("Y"). His designs are just exhibits for now, but hopefully they'll inspire us to abandon our staid park benches and bus stops. It's not like those are any more comfortable anyway.