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Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners
Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture, Hello Wood Kft. | International Design Awards Winners

Fluid Cube and City Snake - Smart Public Furniture

CompanyHello Wood Kft.
Lead DesignersAndrás Huszár, Péter Pozsár, Dávid Ráday, Krisztián Tóth, Csaba Bányai, Gellért Ollé, Dániel Kiss, László Mangliár
Design TeamCsaba Bányai, Gellért Ollé, Dániel Kiss, László Mangliár
Project LocationBudapest, Gyomaendrőd, Szekszárd, Zalaegerszeg
ClientMVM Hungarian Electricity Private Ltd.
CreditsPhoto by: Zsuzsa Darab (Hello Wood) and MVM
Prize(s)Gold in Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Urban Sustainable Design
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Entry Description

Hello Wood created a line of unconventional outdoor furniture with smart functions. They reimagined the genre of public furniture and turned them into visually attractive functional installations. The City Snake is a modular structure; its elements are variable to fit the given site. The Fluid Cube is a fixed unit with solar cells swimming between the layers of its glass top. The integrated USB sockets, WiFi hotspot and lighting are all powered by the shock resistant solar panels. The furniture have been installed at 4 educational institutions where they also serve as a community space.

Bio

Based in Budapest, Hello Wood specializes in designing and building custom-made, temporary and site-specific public installations mainly made from wood. It started out as an art camp in 2010, and over the years, has grown into a global hub for architects, designers and woodworkers looking to new ways of sharing and producing knowledge. Today they exist both as a creative architecture and design studio and an educational platform for architectural dialogue and experimentation.

Awards and Prize

- Architizer A+ Awards 2015 - Architecture and Learning for Hello Wood International Summer School & Festival for Architecture
- Architizer A+ Awards 2015 - popular choice winners for Hello Wood International Summer School & Festival for Architecture
- Design Management Award 2015 - Hello Wood Ltd.
- IF Design Award 2018 for Teqball Smart
- Hungarian Design Award 2019 for Teqball Smart
- Big See Interior Design Award 2019 - Hospitality for Bagatellini Café
- Golden Cubes Awards 2020 nationals - Institution Category for Hello Wood Junior design workshops
- A' Design Award Platinum 2020 - Street Furniture Design Category for Fluid Cube & City Snake - Smart Public Furniture
- A' Design Award Silver 2020 - Cultural Heritage and Culture Industry Design Category for Art Shield - Vörösmarty Pavilion