Christian Vivanco Work Surface Mimics Informal Architecture

By: jodie anderson - Mar 7, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
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New work from Christian Vivanco “From A Lost City” features a multifunctional work surface and storage unit inspired by the informal architecture of shanty towns.

The workbench has an informal structure and is made from mixed materials, including oriented-strand board (OSB), bamboo and polycarbonate.

Implications - Coming up with new designs for items that have been around for ages can be a difficult task. By exploring the different structures, new aesthetics and concepts can be applied to other areas. For example, taking the function of a particular type of building and scaling it down can provide an intriguing design for furniture. Re-inventing themes into new items can prove to be as successful as creating all new concepts.