Banc-nana

2015-enindustrial-design
  • designDIX au carré
  • categorieUrban Furniture award
  • site webwww.dix2.com
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On the bustling, popular square just in front of the Mont-Royal metro station, you’ll find the Banc-nana, a seating installation in the form of two giant bananas and one banana peel. More than just a theatrical installation, this zany yet functional sculpture not only provides people with a place to relax but gets them talking, too.

These banana benches arouse immediate enthusiasm in bystanders, residents and tourists of all ages and likes. This Pop Art-inspired installation presented a number of technical challenges. Though an easy-to-build structure made of epoxy-painted Baltic birch plywood, which could be arranged to create the shape of the fruit, it had to both be weather resistant and conform to the requirements of a public space.

Mandated by the Société de développement de l’avenue du Mont-Royal and Odace Événements, Banc-Nana is a superb union of art object and interactive, comfortable and tactile urban furniture, which can’t help but elicit peals of laughter.

  • designDIX au carré
  • categorieUrban Furniture award
  • site webwww.dix2.com
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