The 'Parkbench Bubble' Offers Assistance to Different Needs

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Sep 19, 2014
References: thorterkulve.nl & designboom
Parkbench Bubble is a project by Thor ter Kulve, which uses a number of different materials to meet both necessary and modern day needs. He has transformed a park bench into a shelter, as well as somewhere to charge one's gadgets such as a laptop or cellphone.

The installation is on at the Aram Gallery in London, and is only available for a certain length of time. The bench is transformed with the white sheet on top, which can either be inflated or released of air. When blown-up, individuals are able to enter the space and seek some sort of shelter from the elements. A solar pad has also been placed on top of the cocoon, so that energy can be garnered from the device.

Photo Credits: designboom, thorterkulve.nl