marlon darbeau: peera
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dec 17, 2010
marlon darbeau: peera


marlon darbeau with his ‘peera’ bench / toolbox container

marlon darbeau is a designer working in trinidad and tobago. he recently sent us images of his project ‘peera’,
a re-interpretation of a traditional small bench from his home country. the bench is more than just a place to sit though…
extending the function of the seat, ‘peera’ is also a cover for a large wooden toolbox-like container,
in which you can carry tools / hardware, transport a picnic lunch, or perhaps bottle of wine …
the wooden unit can also transform into bench or act as a low table.

‘peera’ is currently on show as part of the global africa project on now at the museum of arts and design, NYC until
may 15th, 2011.

the wooden container and ‘peera’ metal bench components put together


‘peera’ parts separated – wooden toolbox-like container

metal ‘peera’ bench


when flipped, the wooden box can also act as a bench or low table

alternate view


prototyping phase – from cardboard to…
photo by damian libert


drawings by marlon darbeau


drawings by marlon darbeau

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