off ground - playful seating elements for public spaces
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aug 05, 2013
off ground - playful seating elements for public spaces


off ground – playful seating elements for public spaces
all images courtesy of jair straschnow + gitte nygaard

 

 

exploring different playful elements and seating alternatives, ‘off-ground’ by amsterdam-based designers jair straschnow and gitte nygaard is made from recycled materials and features at the DAC: danish architecture centre, copenhagen, summer 2013. the public installation is a different approach to the way public space is used and perceived, basing the design on fun and play for adults. each seating-element can be easily shifted between a low seat, a hammock and a swing. the design is sustainably sourced as the main material used comes from rejected fire hoses. hanging, floating, swinging, laying – the seats can be interpreted according to the user.

 

‘play is free, is in fact freedom. play is essential to our well being. why does play most commonly associated with children?’ discuss the designers, ‘why do all playing facilities in public spaces get scaled-down to kid’s size? why do all seating facilities in public spaces sum-up to rigid benches?’

 

 

 


each seating-element can be easily shifted between a low seat, a hammock and a swing

 

 

 
off-ground at DAC, danish architecture centre, copenhagen

 

 


swinging, obviously

 

 

 
hammock position

 

 


off-ground at DAC, danish architecture centre, copenhagen

 

 


off-ground at carlsberg byen, copenhagen

 

 


rejected fire hoses were used as material for the seating elements

 

 

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