Sometimes you just need something in your day that breaks up the monotony and offers some unexpected play to your otherwise serious life. That’s exactly what the Bench Go Round is all about. It promotes child-like playfulness and helps connect strangers.
People just can’t help it. Think about how two people can sit quietly on a normal bench without even acknowledging each other. That’s just not possible on a bench that is also a merry-go-round. This innovation is helping to break people’s barriers.
This design was George Zisiadis’ contribution to the Market Street Prototyping Festival last month in San Francisco: A public exhibition of new products and architectural ideas. They should completely replace public benches with this design. It might make cities nicer places, by making the people a little more light-hearted.