Rugwind Guerilla Furniture, hidden in streetscape

12 May, 2010

PROJECT Guerilla Furnishing
LOCATION Weimar, Germany
DESIGN Rugwind
YEAR 2009

In an ingenious streetscape intervention to humanise the space outside his apartment block, Nils Volkmann of Rugwind created a cheekily hidden bench. Designed for spontaneous community gatherings of a small scale, the Guerilla Bench appears to be a standard electricity box. For those in the know, however, it is in fact a folding wooden bench to seat three or four. One of a range of socially-focused designs by rugwind, the Guerilla Bench represents new thinking for street furniture, making public spaces adaptable to suit the community.

From the designer:

“Thanks to its urban mimicry the cable distribution box keeps a secret when closed. Just open it and you’ll find a cosy bench, for you and the people in your neighbourhood. A bench as a social catalyst which offers an atmospheric meeting place.”

designboom | rugwind: guerilla bench

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