Face to face with the city. Let’s go to the garden or go through the alleys of the park, go to a street cafe or take a walk along the embankment. Ask – why? Let’s try to find unusual street furniture. Unfortunately, in Russia there are not a lot of designer street furniture – original specimens are more likely to see it in private possessions. But other countries can provide excellent street art examples. For example, in Holland, in the city of Utrecht we will see the furniture of the project Roger Martens and Karmela Bogman, relating to the direction in the design “Pop-Ap”. It is unusual in that it can be both flat and voluminous, it looks like three green decorative slabs mounted in asphalt. A lever is located near the wall of the building, pressing these plates into furniture – a table and two benches (or two tables and a bench, or maybe three benches, rise from the sidewalk, because their height can be adjusted depending on their own depending on their own needs).Designer Daniel Perlman inhaled the life of another idea of adjustable benches, without the use of a fever stove. Its model is equipped with eating seats that can turn 180 degrees, and the seat becomes a back, and the bench turns “face” in the other direction. A vacationing person had the opportunity to take a break from the views of passers -by and choose which way to look, which landscape to admire. The next project so far exists only as a prototype intended to demonstrate a new style and technology – it is street furniture with built -in sunny batteries. CINCO gazebo with chairs and table itself produces energy: all its horizontal surfaces are photocells. There is a built-in router here that allows you to use Wi-Fi. The next designer find, it would seem, is a simple street bench, if not for its record length. The English design company Studio Weave installed on the sea coast near Littlehampton the longest bench in the country – 324 meters, on which 300 people can sit down with a comfort of 300. Elements of this gigantic structure are made of secondary processing (disassembled sea molls) and stainless steel. This bench will serve for a noble purpose, participating in the program to restore the coastal cities of the country. The famous Vitra company did not stand aloof from the process of creating street furniture. Designer Konstantin Grchik invented the Landen sofa, which seems to be created using space technologies. On steel mesh seats there is a place for eight people who will sit in a circle to face each other, lowering their legs into the hole in the middle. This design undoubtedly brings people together! And another interesting idea invented by a sculptor from Germany Fabiana Brunzing. Its bench design is unusual – metal spikes stick out from the seat, which can be removed by throwing a coin into the machine. This idea is designed to scare away people who are aimlessly occupying benches all day. The project was once comic, but now shops of this type are found in China and Germany.
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