The Luggage Lobby at the Matali Crasset Reception Area at Menagerie de Verre

 - Jun 12, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: dezeen
This extraordinary seating area designed by Matali Crasset is located in Paris, France. It is the waiting area and canteen of art venue called Menagerie de Verre.

These suitcase-inspired furniture pieces designed especially for the Meagerie de Verre are being produced by Moustache, a company created by Stéphane Arriubergé and Massimiliano Iorio.

Implications - Interior designers are increasingly using communal spaces as opportunities for guerrilla art installations. Infusing travel-inspired furniture into the art venue's waiting area and lounge creates an instant conversation starter that whets gallery visitors' appetites for art. Since these monochromatic "suitcases" also double as modular seating units, the overall installation adds visual interest without sacrificing functional floor space.