Gallery: Retreat is a Bright Red Shelter Made from 250,000 Coffee Stirr...


Architect Brian Ripel and artist Jean Shin have put a spin on the idea of a coffee break with their installation “Retreat.” The collaborative structure was made from over 250,000 red plastic coffee stirrers, once used to stir the hot beverages offered in the shade of the shelter. The installation is pitched on the roof of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, offering visitors a shaded area to enjoy the views and a spot of tea.

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