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Rotating park bench always has a dry seat for you

Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.
Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.
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Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.
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Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.
Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.
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Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.

Here's a cute idea from designer Sung Woo Park, from Seoul in South Korea. It's a park bench that rotates with the turn of a handle, so if it's been raining, you can rotate it around to sit on the dry side.

I'm not sure there's much else to say about it. I guess the fitness conscious could use it as a really tough treadmill. I wouldn't recommend it for homeless people to sleep on, lest some wag kicks them out of bed with the turn of a handle. And if you detached it from its legs, you could stand on top of it, walk forwards and travel backwards, just like Michael Jackson.

Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.
Sung Woo Park's Rolling Bench - rotate it around and you've got a dry seat.

Sung Woo's other designs include a tiny USB-stick camera, a universal remote that operates like a deck of cards, and an LED desk lamp designed to make use of the power left over in spent batteries.

Source: Sung Woo Park

5 comments
windykites
You could use a lift-up lid (like a toilet seat) which closes slowly as you get off the seat. A simpler solution, I reckon.
Paul Anthony
Attach a row of bristles and you can brush of amy droppings as well.
rseifer
Not a bad design, very nice actually, and thoughtful. Looks to be readily producible, as well. Ralph L. Seifer, Long Beach, California.
Bob Flint
Benches usually are inclined to drain water off, would the water go through the slats in this design and drip off the edges of the slats facing down. As you try to rotate the wet handle, to find a dry patch you would most likely still find wet slats all around as water tends to follow gravity. Vandals would appreciate the extra work area....
Grumpyrelic
Visually intriguing but too many moving parts susceptible to damage. I have a garden swing that I simply flip the board over when it is wet or covered with bird droppings. You can do the same here with a hing and sliding side pin to to stop it from turning back...
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