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Lawnge Chairs: Grassy Green Park Lounges in the Netherlands

Posted By Rebecca Paul On July 16, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Botanical,Gardening,green furniture | 4 Comments

tim van den burg, outdoors, artificial grass, public art, installation art, interactive art [1]

While most of us are delighted by the idea of bringing the outdoors in [2], we are equally excited by the concept of bringing the indoors outside! These “lawnge chairs” get the job done. Designed by artist Lisette Spee [3] in collaboration with architect Tim Van Den Burg [4], the playful seats are part of a series of lounge chairs created for public spaces in Valkenberg Park in Breda, Netherlands.

Even though we think these chairs, which are made from metal and covered in artificial grass are fun to look at and sit in, we wish they incorporated more natural elements. After all there are several comfy designs [5] for literal lawn chairs [6] out there that incorporate natural, living materials. That said, we love that Lisette and Tim’s chairs appear to be seamless extensions of the green grass beneath. The great outdoors is a great place hang in the summer heat, and this interactive art installation brings a bit of culture to a lazy afternoon.

+ Tim Van Den Burg [4]

Via Designboom [7]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=39574

[2] bringing the outdoors in: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/10/simon-enever%E2%80%99s-ella-umbrella-stand-turns-gray-skies-green/

[3] Lisette Spee: http://www.lisettespee.nl/

[4] Tim Van Den Burg: http://www.timvandenburg.nl/

[5] comfy designs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/05/28/grow-your-own-grass-furniture/

[6] literal lawn chairs: http://www.inhabitat.com/tag/chaise-lawn-chair/

[7] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/6960/lisette-spee-and-tim-van-den-burg-lawnge-chairs.html

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