marlon darbeau: peera
marlon darbeau: peera marlon darbeau: peera
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

  • creative

    javad says:
  • A great idea…tool storage and seating has been done, but not in such a new/interesting way.

    Matthew says:

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