In an urban space that gets more and more crowded with each passing day, there is a dire need for practical solutions. What do you think of this one? “Pop-Up” is a project from Dutch designers Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens meant to turn a crowded public area into a “breathable” space. As you probably realized, there is a system that triggers the three retractable “benches” out of the pavement when people want to have a seat. When the impromptu seating device is no longer a necessity, it can be literally brought down and this will make that particular part of the sidewalk available for circulation again. This idea was already put to practice in Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands. So simple and clever!- via Designboom