Materials: Powder coated metal profiles & pine wood
Partner: Instituto Cervantes
Détournement is a homage to Guy Debord and Gil J. Wolman, the name of the project references a methodology developed in the 1950s by the Letterist International and later adapted by the Situationist International.
This proposal is set to explore the idea of apropiation; it is based on a existing shelving systems that has been re-examined and altered, amplifying its potential applications for the academic landscape.
Considering industrial shelving systems as a multifunctional entity rather than a single structure, we have designed several DIY furniture propositions with the aim of introducing alternatives to the often monotonous and insipid equipment of the educational sphere. The collection includes: a school chair, a trestle, an adaptable double-side desk, a high stool, a low stool, a shelve, a chair and a bench.
To further emphasize the ethical soul of this project the office have decided to offer any like-minded organization the possibility of designing ad-hoc pieces without pretending any economic compensation. There will be just two requirements: those objects have to serve a pedagogical purpose and the selected institution shouldn´t have any direct comercial profit with this activity.
The point of departure for this venture is a text written by Jorge during 2015, you can read a small fragment here.
Note: Feel free to download the blueprints available below.
Photography - Brenda Germade
This project has been supported by Instituto Cervantes