Dutch designers Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens tried to offer a new concept of public furniture design. Dubbed Pop Up, the outdoor furniture pops up from the ground to place passersby for a short break. Users only need to pump it out of the pavement and place themselves. When not in use, the furniture retreats neatly into the pavement.
Pop up is finished in three retractable bollards with aluminum bench tops. It features a hydraulic system to fix bollards at any height up to seventy-five centimeters. Several keys that give access to the pumping system are distributed among users of the furniture in the neighborhood.
Users can configure the pieces of pop-up furniture to form a bench, a stage or even a lounge area according to their individual seating needs.