‘Sails’ Park Benches By Les Ateliers Guyon (CA)



'Sails' park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

‘Sails’ park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photograph: Félix Guyon

Félix Guyon of Les Ateliers Guyon in the village of Vercheres near Montreal, Quebec has designed an urban construction inspired by wind and water on the banking institutions of the St. Lawrence river.

'Sails' park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

‘Sails’ park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

The municipality of Vercheres commissioned the designer to develop a monument honoring the founding households of 1670. This urban construction “transports us into a background that is as collective as it is personal” says Guyon. “I right away transported to the seventeenth century, a time without roads when the only means of transportation was a ship, propelled by water and wind.”

'Sails' park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

‘Sails’ park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

“The concept is straightforward: produce an unusual function exactly where consumers can comfortably sit and contemplate to the sound of wind and waves, along the majesty of the banks of the St. Lawrence.” The designer wished to produce a memorial whilst integrating practical street furnishings so he imagined sails of white oak, concrete and metal, echoing an early chapter in the village’s background.

'Sails' park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

‘Sails’ park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

The white oak picked by the designer is the identical type of wood that was utilized in the seventeenth century for the building of sailboats and barrels. The perform is also tilted 10 degrees each to give the impression of sails flying and for customers to be comfy.

'Sails' park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

‘Sails’ park benches by Les Ateliers Guyon, photo: Félix Guyon

Official Venture Name: Sails Park benches
Place: Vercheres / Montreal
Client: Municipality of Vercheres
Designer: Les Ateliers Guyon
Venture Leader: Félix Guyon
Contributors: Soudures Richer et Chaloupes Verchères
Engineers: Luc Dery
Price range: $22,000
Finish date of the undertaking: October 11, 2013

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