poa street furniture by studio brichetziegler poa street furniture by studio brichetziegler
jan 31, 2013

poa street furniture by studio brichetziegler

poa street furniture by studio brichetzieglerall images © baptiste heller




aiming to re-enchant the townscape through a new formal language, the ‘POA’ collection by french studio brichetziegler for axurbain evokes the flexibility of a blade of grass, the proportions of a leaf of agave or suggesting a ribbon which winds.


the aluminum cast parts are finely designed in order to distinguish themselves by details, changes of section or loops and fluid curves. the series proposes various typologies which complement each other to live in the city: bench, banquette, stool, bike stand, bollards, barriers or tree grates.

bench (front view)

bench (back view)

bollards in the street




detail of the bench

bike stand

detail of the work of the curves


detail of the loop of the bollard




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  • This is a story about manufacturing ships, about a man and country which is currently in transition from socialism into rough and modern capitalism, which is eating everything in front of itself. This is a story of identity of one country which is loosing a part of itself, a part of her own culture, her knowledge and her man.
    When I first entered in shipyard, it took a year to start working on my project. For a long time I was lost in themes and works that I wasn`t pleased with, and then everything became clear, everything was in front of me, but some time distance was necessary for things to become clear.Theme is manufacture of ships and everything that follows it, which includes people, their knowledge, culture, identity…

    vilim halbarth says:
  • nicely done

    dbkii says:
  • A future classic – absolutely wonderful!

    John says:
  • Reminds me of mcdonalds, somehow. And that’s why i dont like it :/

    luis says:
  • That bench is awesome.

    justin says:
  • Funny luis mentioned McDonald’s. Judging only by the thumbnails, I could have sworn that Patrick Norguet was behind the design … Turns out it’s just French, maybe we’re developing a new national aesthetic.

    These are beautiful nonetheless. I love the hoops on the bollards : they indicate uses that go beyond their initial purpose as barriers. You can tie a dog’s leash to them, or maybe safely lock your bike… A simple modification that actually follows current pedestrian behavior.

    Bravo, j’aimerais vraiment pouvoir en faire autant !

    Romain says:

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