Roxanna Gressel is attempting to make outdoor seating accessible in all weather with her 'Oasis' design. Oasis is a small outdoor seating area designed for all types of weather. The small cylinder can seat a handful of people and features screens and a heater designed to shield occupants from harsh winter weather.
For all technological advancements, designers still have not developed a way to let people sit outside in the winter without freezing to death. Gressel's design would be ideal for those who need a break from the office or home during winter. Oasis is totally self-sufficient with solar panels on the roof gathering all the energy needed to power the heater. As someone who enjoys outdoor people watching in all weather, I'm rooting for Roxanna Gressel's Oasis to go from concept to reality sooner rather than later.