Usually very common habit of young people when they sit on a new clean bench is to write down a message or draw something on it. My goal was to transform that culture in something fresh and contemporary. implements traditional aesthetics -through a modern view- with interactive technology. Every bench has a data matrix on both sides which links users on a forum-like web page where they can post their message, upload photos or even chat with other users. This way every bench acquires its own history. At the back of, between the metal legs lays a 5 place bicycle stand. This way the product encourages people of Athens to use their bikes more.

Aris Stathis
Project Leader at HQ Pack Utrecht, Netherlands