Poller Flower

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Team members
Bálint Takács [BNGdesign] Norbert Buchnitz [BNGdesign] Gergely Kovacs [BNGdesign]
urban furniture on demand download design adjustable by parametric design plywood only

Short Description

It provides on-demand seat on anti-parking pollers, thus makes restrictive elements socially useful.

Detailed Description

The original piece was ordered by a local cultural association (Bartok Bela Boulevard) for their spring festival. Its goals were to provide a seat, be interactive, show BBB colors, draw attention of pedestrians. The quest was successful, we made a street furniture out of a poller. After its good reception, we decided to cooperate with Fablab (DDMP OCFI) to optimize the design for DDMP. Now it is more minimalistic and CNC-routable from 1 side, this technology is available in every Fablab around the world.

It can be easily mounted on a poller with 2 collars/clamps. Maximum of 3 Poller Flowers can be attached to the same poller(side-by-side). The original 3D modell was ported to parametric design software, so material thickness and poller radius can be adjusted on demand.

The design files and manual is available on wikifactory: https://projects.fablabs.io/+fablabbudapest/poller-flower

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

A plywood flower in the concrete jungle. It eases the often unbearable everyday city life/grind. Builds community. People now can rest where they could not before.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

The design uses only plywood, wood glue(optional), wood finish. Plywood is bio-degradable or recyclable after product lifecycle.

Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?

The design is distributed via DDMP. It is downloadable and customizable.