vincent wittenberg and guy königstein: streeeeeet bench

“eindhoven-based designers vincent wittenberg and guy königstein have developed a series of
alternative street infrastructure for common urban spaces”.

“for their project entitled ‘streeeeeet’, the duo came up with a series of interventions realized in bat-yam, israel,
one observation they made of the residents’ habits was use of private chairs in public spaces.
although the arcades in front of the shops might be publicly used within the street, the area officially belongs
to the shops. every morning the shop keepers place a chair in front of their stores and use it throughout the day.
wittenberg and königstein have proposed to the municipality to replace existing public benches with an option
that consists of individual seats. working on a system similar to that of paying to use a shopping cart at the grocery store,
here, the bench itself is a docking station. using a five shekel coin, one can release a seat and place it in a different spot.
the deposit is returned when one brings the seat back”.

:: via Design Boom.


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