Doxa Modular street furniture
We’ve been thinking about modular urban furniture lately, and not just because Bushwaffle went, en mass, to the Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend. We ran across this: in Budapest, Hungary the PRCCCS festival held an event last week that asked: What kind of street furniture would you make with 140 30-liter plastic drums? This carries forward a theme we’ve been exploring since Experimenta 2008 in Amsterdam last year and our residency at Texas A&M University, and to which GRL contributed some brilliance a few years ago with their Postal Chairs. And here in San Francisco, design students have been experimenting with “catch and release” DPW Adirondack chairs.
We’re not sure what the Hungarian festival was all about–because all of the materials are in Hungarian–but it brings to mind the many lightweight, mass-produced objects in our detritus stream that could be pressed into service for grassroots customization of urban spaces.