Pay & Site Private Park Bench by Fabian Brunsing
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Pay & Site Private Park Bench by Fabian Brunsing

Designer Fabian Brunsing has created a new type of park bench called PAY & SIT Private Park Bench. As you will see in the video below, the Pay & Sit park bench features built in spikes, when you insert a half a Euro coin, the spikes retract and you are able to sit on the bench. An alarm goes off a few seconds before your time is up, giving you a few precious seconds to rise before the spikes pop back up. I’d like know what you think about this idea, stupid or not ?

Designer Fabian Brunsing has created a new type of park bench called PAY & SIT Private Park Bench. As you will see in the video below, the Pay & Sit park bench features built in spikes, when you insert a half a Euro coin, the spikes retract and you are able to sit on the […]

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30 comments

  • MrsGod July 16, 2010 at 19:11 PM Login to Reply →

    VERY stupid idea. I mean, God, now you even have to pay to sit?!?! Why doesn’t someone invent the ‘PAY&BREATH’ machine?

  • Ivan July 16, 2010 at 19:24 PM Login to Reply →

    what if this guy wore headphones or was deaf or blind? Interesting idea but a park bench should offer to any stranger rest and comfort. as a piece of art-installation it’s good but the intention of use is bad, hostile and selfish.

  • alan July 16, 2010 at 19:29 PM Login to Reply →

    is this a joke? pay to sit on a bench? the designer should be punched in the throat.

  • MOYO July 16, 2010 at 22:14 PM Login to Reply →

    absurd :/

  • carl July 16, 2010 at 22:35 PM Login to Reply →

    If I ever saw this piece of shit in public I’d chop it up into a thousand little pieces… what a fucking asshole idea.

  • Vicki July 17, 2010 at 04:41 AM Login to Reply →

    Really… designer, I don’t think so? This is something some stupid government bureaucrat would think of. This stupid idea seems to be making the rounds of the design websites. Quit giving it air play.

  • natasha July 17, 2010 at 04:51 AM Login to Reply →

    its really weird…maybe we should start carrying our own chair to the park :p

  • Bri July 17, 2010 at 05:34 AM Login to Reply →

    Well, it just so happens that i enjoy sitting on spikes — in fact, i can hardly wait for that alarm . . .

  • Lory July 17, 2010 at 05:54 AM Login to Reply →

    Stupid – yes.
    Didn’t look like the spikes retracted completely.
    I dislike paying for toll roads… no way I’m paying to sit on a bench.

  • Rekabeka July 17, 2010 at 08:54 AM Login to Reply →

    Well, yes, it’s a stupid idea to pay for sitting, but in some countries, like Hungary, where all the benches smell from homless ppl it’s not SO stupid… unfortunately :( All in all, I still prefer carrying my own chair/blanket to the park.

  • Zman July 18, 2010 at 06:32 AM Login to Reply →

    This designer should be banned from any and all future work, what a disgrace. I call a boycott on anything current or future work he does, just shows how selfish and twisted this world is and what it shouldn’t be. As designers we should be moving in the opposite direction of this. Anyone?

  • zegetable July 18, 2010 at 15:12 PM Login to Reply →

    ^^
    maybe that is the expression of the artist?

  • Vitaliy July 19, 2010 at 17:27 PM Login to Reply →

    absolutely stupid , anti human, fascistic idea! disgracefully!!!!

  • Sicc July 19, 2010 at 18:21 PM Login to Reply →

    The designer must be NAZI to find out such a shit idiotic idea.

  • gia July 20, 2010 at 00:42 AM Login to Reply →

    Total stupid application. What the bench are for then? The designer his self should be used to sit on spike chair and sleep on nail bed.

  • DEV July 20, 2010 at 12:59 PM Login to Reply →

    Wad kind of a stupid idea is this.i am a graphic designer and i find this idea so insulting to the human nature

  • mjr July 20, 2010 at 20:37 PM Login to Reply →

    Dumb. People shouldn’t have to pay to sit in public areas. Even if this idea were translated into reality, a spike re-emerging is a bad idea (alarm warning or not). Why would it even be a spike? Why not a gently rounded hump? Dumb idea.

  • Chris McKee July 21, 2010 at 12:54 PM Login to Reply →

    Thats the most retarded idea ever; ignoring that the spikes dont retract fully and your arse isnt made of wood so would sink on to them in the holes anyway. The elderly, deaf, infirm would be reduced to sitting on the floor to avoid being turned into a kebab.

    In Idea to deter the homeless sleeping on the benches? christ even the homeless need to sleep, where exactly does this guy want them to go? Dumpsters?

  • Peter July 21, 2010 at 13:10 PM Login to Reply →

    Pay for your own retirement bench…

    Buy one and make a plaque “Donated by XXXXX – In loving hope of retirement”. People then pay to use it – then you get yourself a free bench to sit on in your retirement :D

  • judy July 21, 2010 at 19:21 PM Login to Reply →

    what an ass!

  • Peter July 22, 2010 at 07:33 AM Login to Reply →

    Thanks… didn’t realise you’d seen it ;)

  • viri July 27, 2010 at 02:30 AM Login to Reply →

    man this is incredibly retarded, this is going to be the loneliest bench on the park.

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  • fizzy August 3, 2010 at 13:38 PM Login to Reply →

    Seems like some sort of performance art or social commentary thing, not a serious concept for a bench. But all you have to do is find a piece of plywood and mash it down over the spikes. Free all-day sitting! (Sarcasm intended to point out that design intended to penalize bad behavior will always be defeated, but design that rewards the intended behavior will be welcomed.)

  • [...] Pay & Site Private Park Bench by Fabian Brunsing Shockingly misanthropic public space design here, but easily circumvented, surely? I mean, it's inconvenient for the general public to carry large boards around to place on top of the spikes, but if you spent a lot of time sleeping on benches (as this is presumably meant to deter) it wouldn't be too difficult. Perhaps the market will come up with its own solution, the PortaBoard. To be seen on Dragon's Den soon. [...]

  • ts August 15, 2010 at 20:24 PM Login to Reply →

    it’s a joke.

  • Paul Gee August 28, 2010 at 22:51 PM Login to Reply →

    Everyone is focusing on the principle of charging for using this dumb contraption. My question is how much of the cost is to recover the cost of the bench on its own, and how much for the charging mechanism. The latter is likely to push the cost of this way higher than the cost of a public bench. Also this will be open to vandalism and theft. If it fails, it becomes unusable meaning that nobody can use it. How did this prototype make it this far without consulting and understanding potential users of it. The idea of spikes is a crazy one. If this ever gets to make it into public spaces, it will be open to vandalism, theft and quite likely a law suit or 2, for example if a cyclist or jogger was to fall onto it with spikes out. This has got to be one of the worst thought out ideas of the year.

  • Jig September 7, 2010 at 23:59 PM Login to Reply →

    Seems almost as stupid as paying to use a wash room what european ass hole thought of that BS

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    [...] Pay & Site Private Park Bench by Fabian Brunsing Shockingly misanthropic public space design here, but easily circumvented, surely? I mean, it's inconvenient for the general public to carry large boards around to place on top of the spikes, but if you spent a lot of time sleeping on benches (as this is presumably meant to deter) it wouldn't be too difficult. Perhaps the market will come up with its own solution, the PortaBoard. To be seen on Dragon's Den soon. [...]