An event within the exhibition “Urban
Art stories”, Berlin, Germany, 29 April 2 – 6
Alexanderplatz a design providing service to the users of
RACA placed 100 public deck chairs on Alexanderplatz and the
public were free to use and move them. The project explores
the potentials of urban space and urban furniture in relation
to the user. Making the users conscious about the space surrounding
them, and establish a supplement that gave them the opportunity
to stop and see the urban environment from new perspectives.
The heavy, permanent benches were replaced by lightweight
soft deckchairs. Seating areas were moved from the border
of the square to a central position on the square. Who said
that we do not want to sit down in the middle of the square?
And who said that we want to sit in the same spot all day?
Each chair is designed with a white field for resting your
head on or for leaving a message. People like to leave a mark
of themselves, make a tag or draw a picture. Instead of designing
for this to be easy to remove why not make a design for this
to happen? “We love sitting down and people-watching!”