“Manipulation” of a barrier

After the hangers we can “recycle” and transform (to manipulate with design) a barrier, usually used in the streets, into a bench. This idea belongs to the French designer Philippe Million: it may prevent passage, but it also offers a place to rest and it is little more inviting than the standard one.




This idea was presented for the MOMA’s recent exhibition, “SAFE: Design Takes on Risk” that explored our need for safety through a collection of contemporary designs that addressed physical protection, emergency preparedness and access to information. “We live in a dangerous world, but fear is no reason to abandon innovation: good design and a little humour are key elements of personal comfort, a way to exorcise the tension.” I think that this kind of project is a good one…have a look to this web-site, I would suggest you, I find it interesting. 


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  1. […] under: Urban furniture, benches | Here another example of “recycled” design where  a clever manipulation of a gate can provide seats, benches, nooks and playspaces for […]

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