“People who know their neighbours feel safer, less lonely and happier. That’s how simple it is” says Karin Bruers, the founder of Social Sofa. The vitality of a neighbourhood is mostly determined by the planning and maintenance of the neighbourhood en the social unity of the people who live there.
At Social Sofa, we believe that in every street, there should be a sofa. To make our battle against the increasing social bitterness more practical, we designed the Social Sofa, a concrete outdoor sofa.
Mosaic the sofa together and you make friends for life.
Street art is an expression of creativity that transforms and enriches our cities. The importance of street art goes beyond just visual appeal; it tells stories, inspires conversations, and strengthens communities. Social Sofa is a powerful tool to present these aspects to a wider audience.
Where would you be without your neighbors? Your packages disappear, that cup of sugar is a distant memory, or your plants don't survive. We often don't think about it in our daily lives, but the bond with our neighbors is super important.
On a Social Sofa, neighbors reconnect with each other. This is how you work on a better relationship with your neighbors. But how can you ensure that the entire neighborhood comes to the bench? You can learn this from BuurtBankjes, this national network of cheerful public benches provides you with tips on how to truly make the bench a neighborhood gathering spot.
Sign up for your Social Sofa for free at www.buurtbankjes.nl and receive a free surprise and information package.
Questions about our sofas or interested in a potential collaboration? Contact us!