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Magical things happen, one moment at a time

The best things happen when you least expect them

A simple bench can bring joy and surprise: a chance for reflection, observation or even spontaneous conversation. And now, while travel is on pause, they can open a window into another world.

Created for The Bicester Village Shopping Collection by installation artists Greyworld, the World Bench invites you to take a seat with a fellow shopper somewhere across Europe. Using live video and audio technology, and a fleeting five-minute connection, the bench offers a window into each of our nine European Villages and the chance for a spontaneous social moment, shared across borders.

Take a moment. Make a connection.

We’re hoping to set up a moment, one we can’t control. One as fleeting as any two people meeting on a park bench. The art is the bench. The art is the people.

Andrew Shoben