public bench by pejman mirzaei and caroline sergent public bench by pejman mirzaei and caroline sergent
dec 11, 2012

public bench by pejman mirzaei and caroline sergent

‘public’ bench by pejman mirzaei and caroline sergent



by highlighting the uniformization and its omnipresence in the new society, an image of political thought is formed by two sets, the individual and the society, where the bench consists of two elements: three diverse chairs that each has a history and an identity. developed by paris-based designer pejman mirzaei and caroline sergent, the project is conceived to symbolize a society that tends increasingly to be uniform, the imprint of each furniture piece is carved into wooden slats, adapting to the form of the bench as an attempt to diversify inclusion, integration and successive assimilation through spatial design.



two chairs were bought at a flea market, and the third was found in the street



first, the chairs are horizontally cut into several slices and then painted in white



fir slats and chairs slices



image © pejman mirzaei



a detail of the bench



two metal profiles assemble the slats and feet



the bench in accordance with the background



image © pejman mirzaei



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  • interesting idea to be shown in a gallery, looks like a pain in the back though…

    jo says:
  • I like very much the concept mixing classic foots with bench. But add the backrest and seatrest of a classic chair is excessive and looks uncomfortable.

    Haxo says:
  • It reminds me of …greek tradition.

    kosmadopoulou despina says:

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