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Streets are not just for moving, but also for living. Street furniture makes living more comfortable but can take up a lot of space. Artists Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens solved this problem with Pop-up, street furniture that people pump up and down as required. The first unit was just installed in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Rogier Martens writes:
POP-UP' is a street furniture that can be pumped out of the pavement by the inhabitants. After use it can be pumped back and it will disappear into the pavement. This means that the inhabitants have the freedom to decide for themselves, when they want to use the Pop-Up and in which way.
By using several sheets that can be fixed at any height, the choice is up to you whether you want to create a bench, a stage or a lounge area. The possibilities are endless. The Pop-Up blurs the boundaries between public and private. After using the Pop-Up it is pumped back into the pavement creating a peaceful street scene without any obstacles. But if you feel like using the Pop-up, all the ingredients are right there on the street.
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