Design is all around us; the chair you sit on, the lighting in your room and the height of your screen relative to your eyes. To enable the public to explore the relationship between good and bad design, how about letting them control these design aspects, to find out what works and what doesn’t?

This idea came to life – literally – with the interactive popup café Kauko. A seemingly normal café serving normal coffee, but with an important twist – its furniture, service and atmosphere can be remotely controlled via a website in real time. (Kauko is Finnish for “remote control”.) Kauko will be moving around in Finland during 2012 when they host the World Design Capital Helsinki. Agency behind this is Hasan & Partners and it’s all nicely produced by Perfect Fools in Stockholm. Try it out yourself at More info and case video: