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Raw Edge Creates a Relaxing “Pond” From Recycled Pallets and Computer Screens

by , 02/16/11
filed under: Recycled Materials

Yael Mer, Shay Alkalay, Bloomberg, recycled materials, wood pallets, raw edges, animation, Pond, art installations

A temporary escape from a stressful workday usually means a quick trip to the corner store to get away from your desk and to pick up some healing M&Ms. Putting their employees’ well-being first, Bloomberg’s London office wanted to give their workers a place to easily escape and relax, if even just for a moment. Rather than creating a typical break room, the company went the extra mile and commissioned design team Raw Edges to create the “Pond,” a large seating area where their staff can go to take their lunch break, read a book or just relax and breathe.

The Pond is a curvy, odd shaped circular bench, surrounding a collage of computer screens. The screens display constant animation, including a fantastical child-like rendition of pond life. Frogs jump from screen to screen, ducks swim around the perimeter and dive for fish, lily pads float by, all movements that are set to the sounds of bird calls and water ripples.

The best part is the installation is made from 40 wooden pallets and 60 old computer screens, all recycled from the trash of the Bloomberg office itself!

Have you taken your Pond break today?

+ Raw Edges

Photos ©Raw Edges

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  1. katlegge97 February 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Absolutely spectacular. It pleases me so much when I see what could be trash and something that damages the environment into something so beautiful as this. It makes my heart sing. While I was in Sydney in the brand development phase for my small business I was able to work with a great green graphic design team, DPM Creative Group and it just made all the difference. I find myself so much more interested in doing my part for the environment and I am now in the process of retrofitting my apartment to be a green livable space, keep up the great work!

    -Katherine

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