Marching Ants is here to change the common perception of an "urban bench" by proposing an artistic approach of fluid forms, a study on continuity through modular approach. Repetition of one element allows for more complex set-ups, combinations of two or four units, named after "Marching Ants" and "Relaxing Ants" accordingly. Another basic aspect of the design process was to keep the existing infrastructure of the city untouched. "Just Drop & Forget" process was introduced to ensure a fast, clean and trouble-free installation.
Petalis Integris is an urban lounge inspired by flower petals and manufactured with concrete. The design aspires to take advantage of the structural and tensile specifications of concrete. A lounge that urges the users to interact in a more intimate style, promoting more communicative urban typologies. Emergent technologies in design and production enable its free flowing form manufacturing, while colored concrete gives an interesting range of color options that can enrich the urban environment.
Word of mouth is an urban bench that aims at the creative adaptation of urban landscapes to powerful educational and communication tools. Eye and mouth and their allegorical and literary connotations inform the shape of this design as well as its transformation to an urban library that uses braille imposed dots to promote an equal, educational and aesthetic urban typology. Reinforced concrete in colorful options, as well as Algorithmic design and Robotics technology enable the realization of Word of Mouth and its contribution to thematic colored libraries.
Tulpi-design is a Dutch design studio with a flair for quirky, original and playful design for indoor and outdoor environments, with a major focus on public design. Marco Manders achieved international recognition with his Tulpi-seat. The eye-catching Tulpi-seat, will add color to any environment. It is an ideal combination of design, ergonomics and sustainability with a huge fun factor! The Tulpi-seat automatically folds when its occupant gets up, guaranteeing a clean and dry seat for the next user! With 360 degree rotation, the Tulpi-seat lets you choose your own view!
The L-shape concrete public seat is suitable for displaying in university campus and public gardens and so on, which creates Interactive space for sever people to communicate with each other. And the L-shape structure allows itself to be modified and reformed to produce various types of combination, which adapts different size of fields and satisfies multiple demands of usage.The advantages are as follows: batch production, low cost of production, convenient to be transport.
Green Hunger is a set of recycling bins which aims to promote environmental sustainability through the image of baby birds. Its form illustrates the hungry, eagerness and urgency of an eco-friendly environment. The easy-recognised image shows the important of immediate awareness, attention and action on recycling participation. It overcomes the cultural and social differences that people with different backgrounds and abilities/disabilities can appreciate the design and meaning behind.