Communal Interaction

Modern public furnishings allow for more expressive consumer behavior

Implications - With consumers becoming increasingly more concerned about privacy, techniques to encourage open and expressive consumer behavior allows for easier product integration. Communal furniture such as park benches and subway stops serves to encourage more interaction between individuals, prompting consumers to be more open to communication with others. This illustrates a growing emphasis on community integration and public expression.
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Warm Top 4 Examples: 20,624 Total Clicks Jul 13 - Feb 14
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Ocean Surface Seating - The Ola Bench Was Inspired by the its Maritime Setting
SCORE: 4.3
Hot 7,750 Clicks Pub: Dec 7, 13
Ocean Surface Seating
The Ola Bench Was Inspired by the its Maritime Setting
DiseƱo Neko has had a bit of fun with the standard design of outdoor public seating, resulting in a piece of furniture that’s no less practical and a great deal more intriguing. The Ola Bench... [More]
Stratified Public Seating - The Monolit Bench by Pawel Grobelny is Simple and Sculptural
SCORE: 3.2
Warm 8,834 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 13
Stratified Public Seating
The Monolit Bench by Pawel Grobelny is Simple and Sculptural
If all public seating was as good-looking as the Monolit Bench, cities would get an overall facelift. In fact, it would probably snowball into other public designs as well. Essentially, the Monolit... [More]
Stretched Snaking Desks - The 150m Long Study Table by MAKS Encourages Student Interaction
SCORE: 3.6
Warm 3,369 Clicks Pub: Jul 3, 13
Stretched Snaking Desks
The 150m Long Study Table by MAKS Encourages Student Interaction
One way to keep people connected in public spaces is to interpret the mission literally as the 150m Long Study Table does. A stretched, snaking desk, it provides enough surface for a large amount of... [More]
Plaited Pipe Benches - The Meetube is Public Seating Made From Twisted Corrugated Tubes
SCORE: 3.5
Untested 671 Clicks Pub: Dec 5, 13
Plaited Pipe Benches
The Meetube is Public Seating Made From Twisted Corrugated Tubes
While a simple propped up plank would conceivably serve as an effective seating solution at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, the Meetube lends far more in terms of practicality, aesthetics... [More]