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Fleur

Bringing people from around the world together

8M m²

covered in the Chateau of Versailles

9M

annual visitors from   around the world 

1500

 tree boxes  displaying different plants

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 With  1500 trees  displayed in the tree boxes of Jardin du Soleil 

 The Garden of Versailles covers  30,000 acres 

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 Especially if they  rarely interact  with each other 

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 And that's really big for  nine million  annual visitors to walk through 

How might a tree box bring people from different cultures together?

Partner project with Jardin du Soleil at ENSCI, Paris

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Research

Visiting the Garden of Versailles to see the tree boxes in their environment and how people interact with the tree box

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Varying sizes of tree box for different tree species

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Most interaction is a quick glance at the most

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Frames easily open up for gardeners

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Wear points around bolt removal

Bolts provide opportunity for attachment when removed

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Inspired by the  play  between the public and the elite as there are people from all classes in the garden.

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Exploring seating and forms with a  playful  quality because play is a  universal experience. 

Taking play literally through stepping stones placed throughout the garden.  The concept proved that play could bring people from different backgrounds together

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Sitting after a long walk is a universal feeling while being beside other people can bring opportunity for people to interact with each other.  How might we sit alongside others in the Garden of Versailles? 

2 players

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Taking inspiration from the flower we all drew as children

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Sand casted Iron

Hand finished wood

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making new friends in new places

One two three seats to encourage nearby conversation and play

Custom CNC aluminum logos for different clients cut to fit into seating when tree boxes are placed around Paris

A chance to appreciate the trees based from the original intent of the tree boxes to look at and showcase orange trees

Available for the 900, 1200, and 1500mm tree boxes