Posted on Jul 8, 2013 in Vancouver | 1 comment

Design for urban sketching park furniture

I read something about a promenade design pattern on urban sketcher Dave’s blog and looked up the idea behind it. I didn’t completely understand it, and still want to find more examples, but it gave me a vague idea that urban sketchers could collaborate on a public art project. Then I thought, how about a public art project created FOR urban sketchers? Maybe some kind of public park furniture to enable both urban sketching as well as some social interaction? And of course, non-sketching people could also use these seats which are essentially bar stools with foot rests.

This is my concept design, blissfully unencumbered by laws of physics or principles of construction and engineering.

Function is overrated anyway. Sometimes, all you need is the beauty of something that exists solely in your head.

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