A roof over ones head. A safe spot where you can start exploring the world. It is interesting to ponder how sheltered you or I need to feel in order to feel at home in a certain spot. In “The Garden Settlers” I wanted to give shape to the smallest possible sheltered place. The result was a bench with a roof, sheltered from the back and with a view in front. They were placed as strategic outposts, alluring goals to walk between. Clearly visible from the windows of an old people’s home, they represented a visualization of a walk and an exploration. They enticed the old people and the staff to go out. The enthusiasm and the spirit of exploration they awakened made the staff decide to create a flowery allotment garden outside the building. The roofed benches have now become a logotype for the geriatric care in the district.