Oliver Schau’s Street Furniture
Oliver Schau’s “Street Furniture” is another creative approach to urban seating. The project consists of a series of guerrilla public seating areas created by wrapping yellow drainage pipes around Hamburg’s existing urban infrastructure.
The low-cost and highly flexible plastic cushions allow for the creation of quick, comfortable temporary seating. Show a design award from the HFBK Leinemann Foundation for Education and the Arts for the project.
While I wouldn’t want this kind of project to stand in as a substitute for permanent urban seating, I think creating comfortable yet temporary seating still has a role in making city-living a little bit better.