hidemi nishida studio floats five garden sky couches in japan hidemi nishida studio floats five garden sky couches in japan
nov 08, 2013

hidemi nishida studio floats five garden sky couches in japan

hidemi nishida studio floats five garden sky couches in japan
all images courtesy of hidemi nishida studio

 

 

 

sitting on top of a grassy hill in mount rokko, japan, five white sofas appear to be floating in the air. the ‘garden sky’ project by japanese hidemi nishida studio is an environmental installation and part of the annual art festival ‘rokko meets art 2013’. the natural amphitheater shape of the landscape provides a theatrical position from which to view the beauty of the natural surroundings. easily visible from the bottom of the hill, a gradual walk up to the top finds a series of randomly jotted sofas sitting amongst the trees. each of the outdoor furniture pieces have ladders or stairs attached in order for one to reach the ‘sky’ seat. the forms are angled to enhance the experience of sitting in the sky, and positioned from a high vantage point, the festival goers interact in a playful way with both the environment and each other.

 

 


the ‘garden sky’ project is part of the annual art festival ‘rokko meets art 2013’ in west japan

 

 


each of the outdoor furniture pieces have ladders or stairs attached in order for one to reach the ‘sky’ seat

 

 


the forms are angled to enhance the experience of sitting in the sky

 

 


the seemingly random sofas jotted amongst the trees

 

 


the natural amphitheater shape of the landscape

 

 


the sofas offer a different position to view the beauty of the natural surroundings

 

 


visitors sit in the trees on a garden couch

 

 


views of the sky from up high on the garden couch

 

 


the ‘garden sky’ project connects one with nature

 

 

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