'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona


‘my urban living room’ by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
photo by iganico navas

 

 

 

throughout the summer, smart and BoConcept have collaborated on a four part european city project that invited local artists and teams of creatives to turn a public space into a personal and cozy living room on the streets. after munich, copenhagen and paris, the journey moved on to its final destination: barcelona. spanish designers and artists eduardo cassina and josué gamonal were asked to bring the indoors out, by transforming the plaça reial.

 

once again, the BoConcept smartville furniture collection and the smart fortwo edition BoConcept vehicle are at the heart of this one-day installation, combined through the installation of black piping fitted with colorful joinery as a central design element. josué gamonal explains: ‘these pipes are about bringing ideas together… we wanted to highlight the design of each piece, as an individual object, but also as part of a larger thing, of a collaboration. in this context, pipes are part of an urban language for an urban environment.’ eduardo cassina adds: ‘they are a metaphor for rendering the invisible visible… relationships between people and objects and their surroundings… these types of synergies occur on a daily basis, between individuals and the city. we wanted to stress the interconnectedness, how we are all part of a whole, a larger system… the urban fabric.’

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‘my urban living room’ installation at the plaça reial, barcelona
photo by iganico navas

 

 

 

passengers are invited to experience the urban living room in the public space by either resting or playing with the installation settings. eduardo cassina states his opinion on what defines a living room: ‘the people inside it. how they use it… a living room is immaterial: it is shaped by the people inside it; the furniture around only help to orchestrate the relationships between those people.you can read a full interview with eduardo cassina and josué gamonal on their concept behind their urban living room here.

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
reflection in the smart fortwo edition BoConcept windshield shows the surrounding environment
photo by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
black pipes with colorful joints are the central elements of the installation
photo by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
visitors interact with the installation and rest there
photo by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
the artwork in the plaza in barcelona
photo by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
(left) customized BoConcept smartville furniture collection
(right) automobile accessories fitted into the installation
photos by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
a red light fitted at the end of the colorful joinery suspends above the car
photo by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
the artists eduardo cassina and josué gamonal within the installation
photo by iganico navas

'my urban living room' by eduardo cassina + josué gamonal for smart and BoConcept, barcelona
eduardo cassina and josué gamonal with their urban project
photo by iganico navas

 

 

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