You’ve got to admire the Germans — when life hands them lemons, they make lemonade. Or, in this particular, case, it hands them Merkel Legos and they make Merkel Chairs.
German pedestrians no longer have to suffer the presence of those ugly concrete bollards — a.k.a. “jihad barriers”, “Koran blocks”, or “Merkel Legos” — they can sit on them instead!
Here’s a brief summary by MissPiggy of this exciting project:
Not Satire — Mario Pitsch and his business partner Oliver Schau, from Chemnitz, have converted concrete barriers that are intended to protect busy squares into imaginative seating furniture, and won the German Design Award for it.
The barriers, which originally had a bad image, are brilliantly changed into brightly-colored street furniture.
One wag on Twitter said:
The color red is practical: you will not see the blood so well!