Where form meets function

Even though I am regularly keen on design focused for specific segments on the population (cyclists, bus riders, etc), items conceived for smokers never quite grab me. Take this “Smoker Bench,” for example, while not unpleasant it certainly doesn’t fill the smoker with joy and prompt exclamations of “by god, they’ve given me what I need and want as a marginalized human.” They’ve given a place to stow finished butts and a sad tease of grass. Thankfully I’ve not found a designers statement noting the grass as a method of offsetting a cigarette smokers pollutants. (via Industrial Design Served).

A secondary view after the jump.

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