The world remains perplexed by the mysterious and dramatic decline in our wild bee populations, but that hasn’t stopped designers like Dutch artist AnneMarie van Splunter from trying to help out. In a bid to raise awareness about the problem and boost the pollinator populations, Van Splunter has designed Buzzbench, a sculptural bee habitat that doubles as a bench. Made from digitally cut local bamboo and reed, the Buzzbench surrounds users in a sensory experience, from the humming sounds of bees to the changing patterns of light filtering through its layered walls. Van Splunter is currently seeking crowdfunding support on the Voordekunst platform. If successful, the Buzzbench will be built in Amstelpark, Amsterdam.
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