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The Savannius from Hirotaka Matsui Doubles as a Bench

By: Michael Hines - Published: Mar 10, 2011 • References: hirotakamatsui and ecofriend
Taking a nice sit on a wind turbine was a bad idea until the Savannius from Hirotaka Matsui came along. Savannius is a wind turbine designed to generate small amounts of electricity and act as a bench at the same time.

You would think with all the eco-centered designs out there today that there would be many solar panels and wind turbines designed to also act as benches and chairs. That isn't the case unfortunately, but hopefully Savannius from Hirotaka Matsui can rally designers toward creating more functional eco-friendly designs.

One of the biggest complaints against the wind turbine is that its an eyesore. In truth, wind turbines aren't much to look at, but I can't remember the last time somebody refused to sit on a bench because it wasn't the most appealing. Take a look at the Savannius from Hirotaka Matsui in the featured gallery and decide for yourselves.