This Public Seating Installation Was Inspired By Snowbanks That Gather Around Trees And Street Lights
When it was a little more sunny and a lot less snowy in Quebec City, Canada, designed a public seating installation named Le Banc de Neige (The Bench of Snow).
Inspired by the cooler months of the year when there is plenty of snow around, the designer wanted to recreate the snowbanks that gather around the trees and street lights.
Taking this inspiration, the designer created a curvaceous public seating area that has many levels and appears to form around the trees. Stepping up the levels, you will find yourself surrounded by the leaves of the trees, creating a private spot sheltered from the street.
Le Banc de Neige was commissioned by Quebec City street art festival , and just like when the snow melts and disappears, the installation, made from thin painted plywood, was only to be enjoyed for the summer of 2016.
Here’s a group of illustrations that show the design of the installation.