Pay or pain: the private park bench

PAY & SIT: the private bench (HD) from Fabian Brunsing on Vimeo.

This is something you’d expect to see in the comedy “Park & Rec”, not from a designer in Europe. At any rate, the “Pay & Sit” bench is a concept product at this point, but the concept is you drop a coin into the slot, the spikes retract for a preset period of time. After the time runs out, a warning alarm sounds, and the the spikes extend again. Just the thing for Central Park.

[via Neatorama]