Hello Wood studio based in Budapest designed public furniture projects made of solid wood equipped with solar panels and USB ports. Two types of elegant benches perfectly show that these things do not have to be just uncomfortable, tasteless and often boring. With these easy-to-see public benches, with a contemporary style, the designers contributed to MVM’s campaign (Magyar Villamos Művek Zrt.) as part of the “Smart School” initiative. „City Snake – as we like to call it – is a 7,5-meter-long outdoor smart bench with integrated solar panels that enable students to charge their phones through the built-in USB outlets“, “City Snake – as we like to call it – is a 7.5-meter-long outdoor smart bench with integrated solar panels that allow students to charge their phones through the built-in USB outlets,” the designers write about the first project. “Fluid Cube” is then an elegant cube made of solid wood with a volume of 9m3 and the same technical features as City Snake, but you can hide in this cube even during the rain. Smart benches are already installed in four university environments, which bring a little variety to the surroundings, and students can ventilate in these stylish outdoor furniture for a while. We think that the Hello Wood studio hit black with today’s teenagers.
Chief designers: András Huszár, Péter Pozsár, Dávid Ráday. Project designers: Csaba Bányai, Gellért Ollé. Architects: Dániel Kiss, László Mangliár.
Installations in Hungary:
1) Semmelweis Egyetem – EOK (University), Budapest (Fluid Cube);
2) I. Béla Gimnázium (High school), Szekszárd (Fluid Cube);
3) Kölcsey Ferenc Gimnázium (High school), Zalaegerszeg (City Snake);
4) Rózsahegyi Kálmán Imre Általános Iskola (Elementary school), Gyomaendrőd (City Snake).