Bachelor project at the Royal Danish Academy of Design
“Can I as a furniture design student come up with an innovative idea that can improve the situation for future urban citizens?”
Out of 4 reminders, movement, simplicity, innovation and realistic design, my idea ended up with a rotational moulded Hanging bench for 2 people, with integrated light under the bench, wich lights up the grass / street / area. The bench thus fulfills two necessary needs in public city space, Seating and lightning functions. At the same time it gives a good, safe and more protective evening mood where it’s placed.
Materials are kept in recyclable polythylene for the bench part and steel for frame, fittings and wires. The integrated light lit automatically at dusk and off at sunrise. Solar Power supplies the light on the bench and maybe even mobile charges etc. as well?
I see the bench available in different colors and as a hanging chair for single use. The seat wil also be possible to use in more attached version with legs where this could be needed. The bench is designed with a drain ind the back of se seat to loose water and to be dry at all times.
My thoughts and inspiration to do public design is that public space is a physical area that everyone has access to. It is a space that does not exclude anyone, and is open to all who wish to be there. I like the idea that good design should be available for everyone.