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Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Posted By Ana Lisa On November 28, 2012 @ 5:06 pm In Art,Design,Events,Green Furniture,News,Social Design | No Comments

Nacho Carbonell, Communication Line, Dutch Design Week, chicken wire, public art, sofa, social, Eindhoven, recycled paper, Ana Lisa Alperovich [1]

Sitting at the main entrance of Eindhoven’s Katrina Kerk [2] cathedral (chosen because churches are strong symbols of communicating and transmitting messages to millions of people) Carbonell’s social bench acts as a tool for communication. This new project seems to be a continuation of the designer’s 2009 work, Evolution Collection [3], but instead of providing a space for personal thinking and hiding from the world [4], this interactive installation was designed for bringing people closer.

Carbonell’s Communication Line is made by molding chicken wire [5] and covering it with recycled paper and sprayed on cement. Each of the chairs’ cocoons are connected by a hole, from one edge to the other, making it also perfect for ‘Chinese Whispers’ [6].

A fantastic piece of public furniture, Carbonell’s Communication Line allows you to escape everyday life [7] and reconnect with your local people.

+ Nacho Carbonell [8]

+ Dutch Design Week 2012 [9]

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

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[2] Katrina Kerk: http://www.ed.nl/extra/cultuur/opbouw-katrina-kerk-1.2376962

[3] Evolution Collection: http://nachocarbonell.com/work/2009/04/28/evolution-front-cocoon-limited-edition/

[4] hiding from the world: http://inhabitat.com/nacho-carbonells-quirky-cocoon-benches-provide-a-retreat-from-everyday-life/

[5] chicken wire: http://inhabitat.com/meshmatics-combines-chicken-wire-and-bamboo-paper-into-brilliant-soft-lights/

[6] ‘Chinese Whispers’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_whispers

[7] escape everyday life: http://inhabitat.com/6-cozy-cocoons-to-retreat-from-the-world/

[8] + Nacho Carbonell: http://nachocarbonell.com/

[9] + Dutch Design Week 2012: http://www.ddw.nl/index.php

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