Sharing a view
Materials: Solid oak, pine and metal
Sharing a view: A secluded seating situation in which two people could share a view, away from everyday life.
This project was done in collaboration with Ruben de la Rive Box as part of "Up in the woods" a workshop runned by Spanish designer Tomás Alonso within Vitra Summer programme, at Domaine de Boisbuchet.
The brief was to design a seating situation for two that would have a relationship with the environment and that would create an interaction between the two users.
Based on the belief that people can communicate more freely and openly when they are not facing each other but rather look into the distance, the objective was to create a secluded tree bench in which two people could share a nice view, away from everyday life.
Fusing the object with an existing landscape, the oak wood bench was mounted on an old dead oak tree on the side of a lake, raising the idea of using the old tree as building material and melting the bench and tree together into one big gesture.
Special thanks to Tomás, Jonas, Carlos and Joana.
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