Designer Martial Marquet

Location MAMVP Museum for modern art, Paris

Anno 2012-2013

Materials Birch plywood

Size variable

Result of a research on the positions of the body in space and on the history of spaces dedicated to art, Observer is a research project on furniture and seating for museums spaces. I chose five positions where the ratio between body position and the view was adapted to current museum spaces. This contextual furniture offers the possibility of a pause in the strolling of the visitor. The project design has integrated the latest design techniques, such as parametric modeling. Furniture elements are generated by a computer program or script, set according to ergonomic criteria, functional, aesthetic and structural. This script allows the assembly of various geometries and immediately produced the cutting planes then transmitted to a digital milling machine for manufacturing. The result can give a infinite number of solutions to fit as close a possible to each museum room requirements.

Project made in partnership with the Paris Museum of Modern Art (MAMVP).