As a part of the design event Urban Play 2, Droog Design and curator Scott Burnham asked NL Architects to bring in ideas for interactive urban interventions.
One of NL’s contributions is the Boom Bench.
The Boom Bench features eight 60-watt co-axial speakers and two subwoofers that can be accessed by users through Bluetooth. Sit down on the bench, access the Boom Bench via Bluetooth, and you’ve got a monster size boom box playing your tunes at 95 dB.
Plus, a Bass Shaker in the seat transforms the deep sounds into vibrations to enhance the physical sensation of your tunes.
The first Boom Bench was placed on the North bank of the River IJ, right in the physical center of Amsterdam. If any of our Amsterdam readers have a chance to check it out, leave a comment and let us know what you think.
Urban Play is an exhibition and an interactive route along the IJ River. Urban Play believes that “street-level inventiveness, energy and innovation is the future of creativity in the city”.
It will be shown as part of this year’s Experimenta Design Amsterdam 2008 (EXDA), the international design festival first organized in Lisbon in 1999.