mcdonald's outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias
 
mcdonald's outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias
nov 13, 2012

mcdonald's outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias

mcdonald’s outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias
patrick norguet designs mcdonald’s outdoor furniture for alias

 

 

 

US fast food giant mcdonald’s has partnered with historic italian manufacturing brand alias to conceive the outdoor furnishings of its restaurants worldwide
as part of the ‘COME’ project. alias fulfilled the challenge in collaboration with the established french designer patrick norguet, responding to the ‘COME’ objectives –
to design, engineer, develop and install a specific turnkey modular furniture system. 

 

the entire project will see approximately 150 terraces outfitted with the designs  and will be completed over the course of 2-3 years with the initial
stage of the work being carried out in france –  the first open-air area already revealed in bordeaux, france and a further 6 terraces installed in the north of the country.
throughout the conception of the pieces, alias, together with norguet, referenced the company’s enduring philosophy of focusing on the end-user –
the outcome a modular system open to various different yet coherent arrangements.

 

the range features tables of mixed dimensions and ergonomic, comfortable seating – in total 18 different elements offering strong resistance,
durability and easy maintenance. the pieces are composed of sheet steel and cement – the two materials combined by means of expert techniques,
then skilfully moulded to achieve the ergonomic qualities with the cement surfaces all having been sanded by hand. in the seating the perforated sheet metal body,
which rests on the concrete base results in a textured surface and alongside the chairs – with and without arms – the benches and two-person tables consist of a
cast concrete base and complimentary sheet metal top. there are also plans to build two roofs to provide shelter in the event of bad weather,
outer barriers with an aluminium framework, lighting, steel ashtrays and bins with a corian top to enhance the design, and a trio of unually shaped flower pots.

 

CEO of alias and architect renato stauffacher says of the project:

 

working in perfect harmony with the mcdonald’s team and patrick norguet’s firm, we have succeeded in interpreting their ideas to the full:
creating a personal, friendly and high quality outdoor space. A place where even a short break can provide an opportunity to relax and unwind.
the plastic elegance and formal purity of each complement – a unique aspect of the designer’s style – are enhanced by the power and simplicity of the materials
skilfully worked by alias,’ states the CEO and architect renato stauffacher.

 

norguet says of his designs:

 

I draw on a quality of the space that fits into a time that meets the demands and requirements specific to mcdonald’s. not quite out nor quite in,
the terrace is experienced as an extension of the restaurant, a separate space for a different experience. it is also a major project for me because we
were able to connect two worlds around the project, and thus develop products of high quality.’

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
the first open-air area has already been revealed in bordeaux, france and a further 6 terraces installed in the north of the country

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
the designs respond to the ‘COME’ objectives – to design, engineer, develop and install a specific turnkey modular furniture system

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
the pieces are composed of sheet steel and cement – the two materials combined by means of expert techniques

 

mcdonald's outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias
the outdoor furnishing designs will be installed in restaurants worldwide

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
the range features tables of mixed dimensions and ergonomic, comfortable seating

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
in total there are 18 different elements to the collection

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
all cement surfaces have been sanded by hand

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
the receptacle area

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
stool design

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
two person table

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
four person table

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
elevated table

 

mcdonald's outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias
four person table

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
the chairs feature a perforated sheet metal body, which rests on the concrete base

 

mcdonald's outdoor furniture designed by patrick norguet for alias
screen

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
table elements

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
litter area elements

 

patrick norguet designs outdoor furniture for mcdonald's
chair elements

  • Can we purchase these furniture pieces locally in the US-California? If so, who reps it?

    Johnd
  • Gricic / chair one + Bouroullec / metal side table

    baa
  • Just a shame that the food eaten on these nice furniture pieces will be horrible.

    DS
  • Konstantin Grcic anyone?

    chris
  • very “gricic”!!!

    cinamon star
  • Obviously, those benches are to seat a single person. It’s pretty much impossible to eat at McDonald’s and not be obese.

    John
  • extremley well designed

    Babakey
  • nice very hard to come up looking good in that setting

    G. C. BROWN
  • Looking at the seat bottoms – the designer clearly used French butts as his baseline models. But then he used correctly used steel vs. plastic?

    Jim

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