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r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches
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aug 31, 2014
r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches


r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches
all images courtesy of r1

 

 

 

as part of a residence program in the maboneng precinct of downtown johannesburg, local artist r1 aimed to enliven public space and envision innovative solutions that would positively contribute to the community. in collaboration with a local informal upholstery coach maker, he has developed ‘brothers in benches’: a series of 6 interchangeable, mobile seating units made out of reclaimed wooden pallets.

 

the seats have been designed to interlock with one another as part of one, singular structure. the team placed them around the city streets johannesburg at various locations, inviting public participation and engagement with the community of inhabitants.

 

 


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r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
wooden pallets are fit with greenery to enliven public space

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
the benches fold and interlock into varying positions

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
the benches have been transformed from discarded wooden pallets

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
various positions and postures for the bench series

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
the 6 interlocking pieces can both connect and disperse

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
moving the units and arranging them in varying compositions

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
process and construction

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
use in the public space

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
local children use the recycled bench

r1 recycles wooden pallets into interlocking mobile benches for johannesburg
varying applications throughout the city and within local cafes and residences

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