People Are Talking

Softwalks has been generating a lot of buzz over the past few months. Below is a sampling of some of the amazing press we've received from industry experts and national press. Watch this space for our most up-to-date mentions and press clippings. Or better yet, sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Twitter.

Any visitor to New York City has walked through dark, grimy sidewalk sheds under scaffolding. This team created a modular system with a seat, counter, planter, screen, and lighting to turn such spaces into pocket parks. “This has business relevance in the world’s largest cities
— judge and Behance co-founder and CEO Scott Belsky.

A green initiative called Softwalks has come up with a way to use existing scaffolding as support stations for fun and lively modular public spaces using their awesome little DIY kits that contain easy-to-build pieces such as a chair, a counter, and a green trellis. The components latch onto the metal beams to create simple impromptu hang-outs and rest stops for busy city dwellers, making the possibilities for sidewalk beautification endless.
Read more: DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks! | Inhabitat New York City

While skyscrapers and condos may hog the design spotlight in New York City, an awesome project called Softwalks is turning a design eye towards another common city sight, scaffolding. Softwalks has created a DIY kit that allows people to activate pesky sidewalk scaffolding into mini seating and meeting areas. The modular pieces latch on with ease and quickly turn an unsightly metal-beam fence into a pop-up public square.