"The research question behind this project was how to find privacy in public area, using objects."
"Adding a hinge to each beam of the public bench allows them to rotate and mark a separate seating space. At the same time, the rotation of the beams allows new ways of interaction around the bench, such as making a space for a group meeting of up to twenty people on one single bench."
"The design retains the familiar form of a classic bench, which only increases people's surprise in discovering its new functionality as the beams spread apart."
The project is quite old; Reis-Doron has long had her degree and has run her own ID studio for over a decade.
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