French design collective FERPECT has shared with us their project DUNE, winner of Forme Publique 2011, the Biennale of Street Furniture Design at the futuristic business district La Défense near Paris. DUNE is being exhibited from March 28 until December 31 on the La Défense square.
Forme Publique - DUNE
Project Description from the Architects:
DUNE is a street furniture system designed by the FERPECT collective for “Forme Publique”, the Biennale of Street Furniture’s Design organized by DEFACTO in La Defense near Paris. FERPECT is a group of designers, engineers and thinkers, active in the fields of architecture, urbanism and design.
With DUNE, FERPECT signs a microarchitecture whose possibilities of use change depending on the climate. The front side offers a 20 ° slope of acacia wood promoting relaxation in the sun and on the back side displays a frame of retified pine slats that brings shelter from winds or sun. Fixed on the Dune, a variety of functional furniture complements the system: tables, shelves and benches. Therefore, each dune is able to form a proper configuration and reveals its particular function: to check a document out of the wind, a lunch with colleagues, basking in the sun ... The empty slopes invite to appropriation, to nonchalance, taking the time or lounging ...
Designed on a principle of interchangeable and easily transportable modules, DUNE can be assembled into a larger island or adapted to the neighborhood’s activity. The low and vibrating geography of this modular furniture will insert discreetly into the landscape, leaving the horizon open. Dune is an eco-friendly project with simple and scalable ergonomics, radically open to ownership.
Design: FERPECT, J. Aich, JC. Dumont, S. Perruche
Manufacturer: Depuis 1920 SARL
Dimensions: Approximately 4x5 m on ground, 1m high platform, side clading amounts up to 1.4m
Structural resistance: 600kg/m2
Materials: treated pine structure, retified pine side cladding, decking acacia, furniture’s frame in welded steel tubes powder coated
Finish: All woods treated with insecticide and fungicide
Wood painting: PU (Pink, Blue and Green)
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