when the world is watching…..
REST – Public Seating Design Competition
“In just over two years, the world's attention
will be focused on Vancouver. Our public spaces and venues will
be packed with thousands of visitors, all tired from enjoying all
that the West Coast has to offer. These people will need a spot
to REST and take it all in. What will they find themselves resting
on? Will it be a simple bench, or something much more; something
with style, presence and personality?”
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), the Interior
Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) and the Interior Design
Show West (IDSWEST) has challenged the design community of the
West Coast to think outside the box and design unique products
with relevant cultural significances.
In March 2008, my design of an Indoor/Outdoor Bench named “Friends” was
submitted into the Public Seating Design Competition, along with
submissions from 11 other chosen designers.
Ela, David and Daniel Rezmer
Prototype produced by:
Eric, Steven and Daniel Clegg
Andre’ Gerard, Andrew Rezmer and Mark Szarycz
Annia L. Maligranda
To engage, inspire and encourage the power of play and friendship.
The Bench mimics two people with open arms. Two movable heads and
three rotating seats together with native motifs and authored
quotes imprinted on the back rest will welcome and embrace visitors.
The overall look invokes the image of athletes ready to engage.
The Bench can be ‘dressed up’ with
different quotes, motifs, patterns and colours to suit a variety
of environments, events and lifestyles.
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