Yushun Zhao

Juli / July - 2019

Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar

Master of Arts


STACCATO is an interactive playful bench in public, which offers people different possibilities to play with sound, when they are waiting, resting or playing. It doesn’t matter if they are alone, with friends or families, even with strangers, people can have fun with it and to communicate with others in an interesting way.

What is the Topic?

The Topic is PLAY. Everyone like playing, no matter how old he/she is. STACCATO is a toy for those who are still kids and who once were.

Why does it look like this?

STACCATO mainly consists of seats. If someone sit on it, he/she will hear different sounds depending on the environment. When several people sit on the bench, they create together a “concert”. There are three armrests that work digitally or analogously as required.

What is special?

STACCATO is a musical toy that takes the form of a bench. The interaction between user and product advances communication between people.

What is new?

STACCATO is a normal-looking bench with secret digital interaction. Everyone can play STACCATO alone, with friends and family and also with strangers. One can not only have fun with it, but also communicate with others.