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Encouraged Dialogue

Public furniture designs invite pedestrian interaction

Implications - Busy schedules and modern-day distractions like iPods and phones may be impacting social interaction more than we think. In urban areas, especially, people have developed an invisibile “shell,” in which privacy and keeping to oneself is the norm and often preferred. Some new public designs, however, aim to counteract this lack of interaction. These public outdoor furnishings encourage social interaction and invite strangers to become acquainted more easily, aiming to alleviate the aloof attitudes typical of urban environments.
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Featured Examples

Intimate Furniture Installations
Intimate Furniture Installations
Meeting Bowls Encourage Spontaneous Dialogue Among New Yorkers
New York's Times Square is getting quite the reputation for its unique art installation, the latest being these Meeting Bowls. Not only do these spontaneous street structures support artistic endeavors,… MORE
Bright Undulating Benches
Bright Undulating Benches
BAMscape by Faulders Studio Fosters Social Interaction in a Museum
Although made for an obviously practical purpose, the BAMscape by Faulders Studio can easily be considered an art installation as well. In fact, it is pretty much a combination between the two. Commissioned… MORE
Ascending Planter Perches
Ascending Planter Perches
Talita Exterior Bench Welcomes Interaction with Walkers
A park can have beautiful gardens, towering trees, lush grass and divine moments of sun and shade, but without a place to sit like the Talita Exterior Bench offers, the plot will fail to act as an effective… MORE
Crumbled Public Seating
Crumbled Public Seating
The Fusillo Bench by Marco Goffi Encourages Social Interactions
The colorful, crumbled look of the Fusillo bench gives it a creative appeal that could certainly benefit public spaces. Created specifically to encourage social interactions and conversations, it not only… MORE
play_circle_filled Public Waiting Rooms
Public Waiting Rooms
The Julie Kim LA Bus Stop Coffee Table Experiment
Waiting for public transportation can be extremely dull and unpleasant, but perhaps if the environment were better furnished with, for example, a bus stop coffee table, the experience would be more enjoyable.… MORE

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