Library chair that follows you – Take-a-Seat

Dutch student Jelte van Geest created an interesting idea as his graduation project for libraries: Take-A-Seat, or interactive seating. The idea is that a library patron flashes their library card in front of a seat, and the seat follows them around through the library, allowing them to sit down whenever they please until they’re through. It also allows easy, automated set up of chairs by librarians for, say, a reading or concert.

I find this idea both funny and intriguing–and a little weird, though I can see kids having a lot of fun with this. But what about the chairs blocking other people in between the shelves? I can see it causing problems. What do you think? Watch the video below to see. Found via Core 77.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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