Meeting Bowls is a new urban furniture installation recently displayed by Madrid-based mmmm… in partnership with the Times Square Alliance. According to PSFK, it is an innovative project aimed at encouraging spontaneous dialogs between random people visiting Times Square in New York. Here is more from the developers: “Meeting Bowls are large objects shaped like bowls with seating to accommodate eight people. The inviting semi-spherical capsules are installed outdoors in spaces with high pedestrian traffic. They are designed to promote interaction by having those seated inside face one another. These “social” benches are more intimate than typical public benches.The Meeting Bowls are designed to generate a slight rocking motion as they rebalance when people step into and out of them. The gentle motion generated is intended to be relaxing and fun much like a swing but one for adults“. Do you believe this idea could be implemented at a larger scale?
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