A sense of alienation is prevalent in Western culture, but it's possible that fixtures like the Snake System might become responsible for bringing the public together. Designer Marco Guadarrama strove not only to develop a piece of furniture fit to accommodate resting pedestrians, but as a thoughtful means to merge different urban environments.
Major cities have come to embrace the benefits of amalgamating new and existing buildings to encourage the efficiency of circulation and the provide roofed refuges ideal during poor weather. This lengthy bending bench becomes the perfect way to furnish such spaces by providing plenty of seating and table-like surfaces. What's unique about the Snake System is that its expanding and contracting girth is comfortable and contemporary, and it complements the anomalous meandering form of the modular urban sofa.
Snake System Invites Interaction in Transitional Spaces
Amelia Roblin — August 24, 2011 — Art & Design