An idea smoker’s can only dream of seeing

I am not one for posting anything about the various design oriented blogs I read but every once in awhile something does come along that is worth sharing – this is one of those ideas, even if irritating non-smokers get their panties in a bunch. Over on Yanko Design they have a post showing the design idea and renderings of an open smoking booth called FRESH for airports.

The idea is that when the system starts up the smoke is filtered by the arm top. A resultant ‘air wall’ keeps the smoke within it and the purified air is sent out to the center of the booth from the lower part of the arm. Like I said though the chances of this ever really seeing the light of day is next to nil <sigh>.