Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.

Keynotes.org Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Smarin Recalls War Zones for Aesthetic Development

 - Jul 3, 2018
References: smarin.net & dezeen
Stéphanie Marin — the founder of French furniture brand Smarin, designs a public seating installation that draws inspiration from sandbag barricades that were traditionally used as defense mechanisms in war zones. The cushions are made to mimic these and each is made out of a grey linen fabric. Due to the nature of the design, the soft seating can be rearranged based on need and space limitations.

The project is named 'La Barricade' and is situated in the Ballhaus in Kassel. The purpose of the military-style public seating installation is to offer a space for the audience to sit during the screening of the film Le Fort des Fous during Documenta 14 in Germany. Stéphanie Marin's designs subtly reference the violent subject matter of the movie.