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Vis-avis is a piece of public seating that encourages social interaction. Chance encounters and the value of social interactions are often ignored. The orientation and distance between standard park benches hinders interactions. Vis-à-vis reimagines the park bench as an ideal object to spark urban interactions. It is a bank that orientates users towards one another thus promoting face-to-face interaction. Vis-à-vis. In challenging the norm of public personal space, the Vis-à-vis becomes a social experiment and a meeting place.
ecosign/ Academie for design