Bringing people from around the world together
covered in the Chateau of Versailles
annual visitors from around the world
tree boxes displaying different plants
With 1500 trees displayed in the tree boxes of Jardin du Soleil
The Garden of Versailles covers 30,000 acres
Especially if they rarely interact with each other
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
Visiting the Garden of Versailles to see the tree boxes in their environment and how people interact with the tree box
Varying sizes of tree box for different tree species
Most interaction is a quick glance at the most
Frames easily open up for gardeners
Wear points around bolt removal
Bolts provide opportunity for attachment when removed
Inspired by the play between the public and the elite as there are people from all classes in the garden.
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
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?
Taking inspiration from the flower we all drew as children
Sand casted Iron
Hand finished wood
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