FURBANITURE

LABORATORY FOR INTEGRATIVE DESIGN

CITY OF CALGARY DEPLOYABLE COMMUNITY PROJECT

FUNDING AGENCY: CITY OF CALGARY, SSHRC

TEAM: NICOLAS HAMEL, SEYI AROLE, HAYDEN PATTULLO, IVAN AU, KIM TSE 

ADVISED BY JOSHUA M TARON AND JASON JOHNSON


2017 - 2018

Furbaniture is a project that traveled to different streets in Calgary in order to change how streets operate, feel and connect neighborhoods. Furbaniture was initially implemented during the Walk21 Conference in 2017, after which its parts traveled to over 8 locations around Calgary within 2 years. The project is an example of tactical urbanism, a low-cost way to change the built environment at a street level. Its systematic structure enables the parts to be easily aggregated and separated to fit the needs of different sites. The vibrant colors and patterns present in the project bring a playful element to the urban furniture pieces. The textures were achieved by anamorphically projecting patterns onto the wooden panels while the parts remained together, then CNC milling the projected curves onto already painted pieces. 

To see more information about the project, visit: https://integrativedesign.org/2019/05/17/furbaniture/ 

and https://globalnews.ca/news/4315603/calgarians-invited-to-explore-public-spaces-through-pop-up-labs/