Concrete Seats
Workshop to design and manufacture concrete seats for a public place
in collaboration with Landscape Designer Christopher Veres
in co-operation with the Gartenbau- and Stadplanungsamt Bremerhaven
funded by the European Social Fond (ESF)
Two week workshop, VHS Sommerakademie Bremerhaven
Bremerhaven, Germany 2007
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Products meet Park in Bremerhaven Lehe

In this workshop, the participants designed and built products for a new park in Bremerhaven. The park is a new development for the Stadtteil Lehe. It includes a water feature, a labyrinth, a childrens playground, planting, different areas for play and relaxation.
This workshop aims at providing and enhancing a sense of place through product design. Participants worked closely with the designers to explore a variety of creative processes and materials including: sculptural, handcraft, production, fabrication and work both individually and collectively to create seating features and products for the park.
workshop-groups.jpg 9 days + 10 workshop participants = 9 concrete seats  marietta-concrete-structure.jpg Detail of concrete poured into a textile bag 
bianca-puts-leaves-in-mould.jpg Bianca prepares 'Leaf seat'mould  chris-on-leaf-seat.jpg 'Leaf seat' finished 
sitzsack-merietta.jpg The making of Marietas 'Seat bag'  sitzsack-marietta.jpg 'Seat bag' finished 
glasses-seat.jpg Sara's 'Glasses seat'  seat-inge.jpg Inge's 'Curvy seat' 
platz-martina-090.jpg Final presentation of the newly designed and built seats that became a permanentl feature of the 'Stadtteilplatz' Lehe in Bremerhaven.