Originally Posted by maxingout
This looks like a good chair for taking watch. I don't think I could fall asleep while sitting in it, and that is what I want from a chair when I am taking watch.
Cities around the world have begun to make public seating uncomfortable – by design!
The intent is not to annoy visitors to parks, trains stations and so on, but to discourage those who habitually use such seating for much longer than the usual few minutes.
Take the below , located in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro West Park. Built from stainless steel
, the bench gets hot in summer and cold in winter. Its rounded, smooth surface is slippery and anti-ergonomic.
According to the local parks office, the benches are intended for short-term use and “people should take the utmost care when sitting on them.”