Forme Publique 2019-2020

The biennial street furniture exhibition in Paris La Défense

For those who are 3 editions late, Forme Publique is THE innovative and experimental challenge of Paris La Défense! Based on an original idea by the company Nez Haut, which is once again providing artistic direction, the project calls on the inventiveness of designers to design street furniture that meets the needs of our very special neighbourhood. This is also how it could be summed up: Imagine a piece of furniture whose use and function create aesthetics!

By choosing " The Credits " as the theme for the 2019 biennial, the objective was twofold. On the one hand define a visual identity, a common base, for the development of the district, as the credits of a series. On the other hand, design generic furniture, therefore reproducible and industrialisable, which can adapt to the changing needs of users and the territory of Paris La Défense.

An additional ambition has been added to the project: the possibility of adopting and deploying one of the furniture items selected throughout the site, if one of them is approved by a large majority. This is why more than 30 applications were submitted by teams bringing together diverse and varied skills: design, architecture, landscaping and many areas of contemporary creation. Each team had to include a street furniture manufacturer to ensure the technical feasibility of the projects. Unfortunately, the choice had to be made... We thus accompanied the development and the realization of the projects of 3 teams which realized 4 pieces of furniture each.

To choose the lucky one, we're going to need your help! In addition to the fact that from October 2019, you will be able to test the installations in full scale for a whole year, Paris La Défense is also organising guided tours of the Public Form. The aim is to give you the opportunity to express yourself but above all to help us make our choice!

The steps?

  • October 3, 2019: inauguration of Public Form. Come and test the furniture!
  • Spring 2020 : adaptation of the furniture according to your feedback.
  • Fall 2020 : selection of the winning bid for the production and installation of the furniture at the Paris La Défense site.

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