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‘Batsenmeubel' Spade Bench is a New Use for Garden Tools

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Jun 7, 2009   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: nicroex.nl and 3rings.designerpages
Dutch designer Nic Roex's 'Spade Bench' appreciates how an everyday garden shovel remarkably mimics the shape of the human rear end. The cheery vivid green 'Batsenmeubel' seating unit was made of the recycled metal digging tools along with bike wheel parts.

Capable of accommodating up to 8 people, the 'Batsenmeubel' is part furniture, part sculpture and would be a fun whimsical addition to any park or beach space.

Implications - North American society is over saturated with products which are similar and commonplace. As such, consumers have become bored with these designs as it does not satiate their longing to feel important and individualistic. Abstract product designs such as this Batsenmeubel counteract this problem by offering consumers a one-of-a-kind experience.