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    Interactive bench
  • Usually very common habit of young people when they sit on a new clean bench is to write down a message or draw something on it. My goal was to transform that culture in something fresh and contemporary. implements traditional aesthetics -through a modern view- with interactive technology. Every bench has a data matrix on both sides which links users on a forum-like web page where they can post their message, upload photos or even chat with other users. This way every bench acquires its own history. At the back of, between the metal legs lays a 5 place bicycle stand. This way the product encourages people of Athens to use their bikes more.

    A young couple gives teir first kiss on one of these benches. They can link on the web page, write their message (ALEX: Maria I love you so much!!!!!!! MARIA:
    Me too!!!!!!!!!) or even upload a photo of them.
    A group of young boys have a meeting point in a park and they got "their" bench. They link on the web page, they post their message (BEASTIE BOYS RULZZZZZZZZ) and they upload a photo of them.
    A middle aged lady goes every evening in a park next to her house for a walk with her dog. She is sitting on the bench and watching her dog playing with others. Suddenly her dog starts chasing a cat. She loses her dog. She can link in the web page, write her message (Mrs. PALOUSI: Today I lost my dog in the park. If anyone can help please sent me an e-mail...) and even upload a photo of her dog.  

    Mybench consists of the following parts: The sitting system made of wooden blocks, the metal legs and the metal bicycle stand. All metal elements are made of standard parts (DIN pipes, hollow structural section HSS etc) and the rear part with the flower design is made of metal leafs t= 20mm cut with laser cutting machine. The use of standard elements gives limit the cost of production while the absence of molded parts and the supply of raw materials from local suppliers decrease the carbon footprint of the product.