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.