Because of typologically different benches, the Municipality of Ljubljana arranged a request for tender to obtain the best design solution for a bench or a bench type. For it, we've designed a city bench that will, along with other elements of street furniture, add to identity, recognisability and uniqueness of the city. In order to do so, we've examined street furniture and analysed 15 existent bench types. We've considered the properties and protection of certain indigenous wood types for creation of street furniture. During construction and design, we've focused on functionality, aesthetics and ergonomics - elements that play the key role during dimensioning the components. European standards and the criteria of the tender request were taken into account. We've designed a new bench, confirmed and determined its adequacy of all the criteria.