Street Furniture Pops Up When Needed

In the district of Lombok in the city of Utrecht, The Netherlands, the first pop-up lounge has been placed. Pop-Up, a piece of furniture for public space, is a design of Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martens.

The Pop-Up can be pumped out of the pavement by the inhabitants. After use it can be sunk back and it will disappear into the pavement. The inhabitants have the choice whether they want to use the Pop-Up and in which way. Keys to lift the Pop-Up are suspended among the inhabitants of the neighborhood. Due to the hydraulic cylinder this enables them to fix the whole at different levels. This way the Pop-Up can be used for different purposes, varying from bench to stage or relax area.