brillet + lelievre embed urban furniture for physical activity in the city
 
brillet + lelievre embed urban furniture for physical activity in the city
sep 28, 2014

brillet + lelievre embed urban furniture for physical activity in the city

brillet + lelievre embed urban furniture for physical activity in the city
all images courtesy of florian brillet and nicolas lelievre

 

 

 

exercising in an urban setting is not only a way to keep fit or to train to improve performance, but it also stimulates the imagination, transforming the context into a huge playground. together with JCDecaux, florian brillet and nicolas lelievre‘s ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ is based on both a physical and intellectual understanding of sport in the city.

florian brillet nicolas lelievre jcdecaux mens sana in corpore sano urban furniture
football plugin along the waterfront

 

 

 

by adding pieces of equipment to sign posts, the project enables each journey to be transformed into a fitness trail. this series of interventions aims to transform the use and perception of the community. from the most common (basketball and football) to the surprising (boxing and golf) the choice of the activities is significant. their presence suggests an unexpected use of space, inviting people to reconsider their relationship with the built environment. not only are they fully functional, but they are also art installations, addressing ‘a sound mind in a sound body’, which the work’s title translates to from latin. ‘mens sana in corpore sano’ is furniture collection that seeks to convene curiosity, to be fun, and to instigate critical distance that exalts the body’s engagement with the urban realm.

florian brillet nicolas lelievre jcdecaux mens sana in corpore sano urban furniture
playing basketball out a shopping center

florian brillet nicolas lelievre jcdecaux mens sana in corpore sano urban furniture
a speed bag 

florian brillet nicolas lelievre jcdecaux mens sana in corpore sano urban furniture
a putting green installed below a street sign

 

 

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