Forme Publique 2019-2020

It is time for the presentations of the three groups and their furniture. Follow the guide...

Groupement Jean Couvreur / Buton Design

Jean Couvreur is known for designing functional objects, with simple and elementary shapes. For its part, Buton Design develops outdoor furniture on an industrial scale. In order to offer users an idea of the best way to live outside, they decided to share their skills to obtain a pragmatic approach to public space. By taking an interest in the users' routes, the team therefore chose to focus on two very widespread uses of the esplanade: to rest and to eat, of course! Thus, the two collaborators propose a metal skin whose deformation offers seated passers-by, work surfaces and shelters. Rather practical, isn't it?

Our favourite piece of furniture: La Table Persienne**.

Around the use of the grid, we find the industrial spirit consistent with the landscape of the towers of Paris La Défense and which reflects the urbanization of our cities.
Composed of a sheltered seat, a work surface and a bench, this dining table has a variable geometry. It offers different ways to sit down for lunch or simply to meet up.

Groupement Jean Couvreur / Buton Design

Groupement Pierre Charrié / Rondino

After studying at the Beaux-Arts, Pierre Charrié turned towards design and obtained his diploma at the ENSCI-Les Ateliers. This designer, now independent, carries out research on the sensory dimension of objects which feeds his collaborations in the design of innovative products. As for the Rondino company, it has shared a real love affair with wood since 1877! This is why the company develops equipment based on wood from sustainably managed forests, close to the manufacturing sites, for communities and professionals.
The street furniture they offer follows the relief of Paris La Défense to improve comfort of use: laying, resting, gathering and eating. By combining several functions, the watchword of the furniture is sharing!

Our favourite furniture: Beta specimen

This furniture is based on the repetition of a wooden slat forming a ribbon placed on a steel tube structure. It adapts to slopes and unevenness, and can be used to avoid or overcome obstacles. Its fluid and undulating shapes give it an organic character, between plant and animal. This furniture, which seems to be in movement, adapts to the public and to the time of day: lunch with several people, gathering or resting. The choice is yours!

Groupement Pierre Charrié / Rondino

Groupement Robert Stadler / TF urban

Robert Stadler is a designer from Austria. He is now based in Paris and works at the crossroads of various disciplines, freely moving from exhibition projects to public or industrial commissions. Free as air, the designer blurs the boundaries between art and design. TF urban is a manufacturer and publisher of urban furniture. The stéphanoise company collaborates with about forty designers and artists. In short, a French reference in the creation of urban furniture!

Our favourite furniture: Tapis Volant

More than just furniture, this range creates sub-spaces for landmarks and meeting places in the open spaces of Paris La Défense. Each model offers a different feeling of being outside and inside. Integrated within the generic structure, the double Tapis Volant platform offers various perspectives on the environment thanks to its two seats positioned diagonally at two different heights.

Groupement Robert Stadler / TF urban

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