temple of zeus, olympia
doric column. detail
aldo van eyck. playgrounds, amsterdam
production and sales/ breinco
design/ 2020 - 2021
prototypes/ 2022 - 2023
production and sales/ since 2023
design/ pere buil (vora) + toni riba
team/ tania torres
photomontages/ lill volmer, tana sebova (on photos by adrià goula)
from images retained in our subconscious, over the years, the design of the "temple" urban furniture collection emerges.
these images bring us to a moment in the history of the occidental culture that fascinates us: the rediscovery, the beginning of archaeology as a field of knowledge, when ancient ruins were unearthed with renewed interest.
the "temple" elements are like an "objet trouvé". imagined as they must have been found by the first archaeologists. and how they must have placed their buttocks or backs, bringing the profane close to the sacred in the essential act of sitting.
they are a simple geometry (the cylinder). a furniture archetype (the stool).
the fluted texture of the perimeter signifies and distinguishes. a section of a doric column.
the series of elements allows for the generation of an infinite number of groupings for open and multiple urban scenarios. it includes three elements of different sizes (diameter and height). each element responds to specific ergonomics and enhances various appropriations and uses.
stool, bench, and platform.
from images retained in our subconscious, the design of the "temple" urban furniture collection emerges. a simple geometry, a furniture archetype, with a fluted texture which signifies and distinguishes it. a section of a doric column. the series of elements can be grouped in many combinations, for open and multiple urban scenarios.