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Croatian Smart Bench Off to Hong Kong

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A Croatian designed bench that can charge mobile phones and also provide street lighting will soon be on the streets of Hong Kong…

Croat Ivan Mrvoš, who designed the Solarna e-klupa (e-bench), a bench for sitting, which at the same time can charge tablets and mobile phones, is an internet hotspot, has air sensors and also acts as street lighting at night, has announced that he has done a deal to place one of his benches in Hong Kong.

The e-klupa, which was at hit at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival where it was displayed, can work up to 10 days without sun.

“Two weeks ago we began informal talks with the manager of Shun Lee Trading. He lives in Canada and read about bench and decided to get in touch. The bench will be placed at a University in Hong Kong as an exhibit and test case. After that we will most likely sign a contact that will see them take the Chinese market and work on finding new clients. We will send the benches then from Croatia,” ‘Mrvoš told daily Vecernji list.

Mrvoš says that whole project in making the bench took around four-months and the materials to make it were financed by the Solin Town Council.

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