Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Artists who I appreciate and who influence me are people like Martin Nicolausson. Martin is a Swedish designer and graphic artist. This photo above is a seesaw bench designed by himself and Tom Eriksson. The intention was to facilitate a conversation in attempt to get strangers to talk in public spaces.
"This bench requires co-operation to be functional"
I really like this statement, obviously this design will not be seen in every park but the concept is well considered and this simple alteration to the design enables the bench to become a totally different piece of furniture.

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