PICNCITOPIA FESTIVAL ASALTO [ENG]
The Picnic table has been forgotten in contemporary public space.
Too strong to be ranked as one of design hits of urban furniture but so functional that nobody is reluctant to use it, either from its primary function as a table or through hundreds of different configurations, from ping pong table to makeshift stage.
From ENORME we think it's time to pay tribute to that reviled picnic table. Stacking nine basic picnic tables, we build an amplified urban furniture, a small gazebo and stands, a child's maze or just a place to hold four picnics in a simultaneous way. A Monument to theses afternoons of glory picnic tables have given us... An utopia of picnic tables... PICNICTOPIA!!!
For that reason we built half a pyramid with 17 picnic tables stacked in the IES María Moliner of Zaragoza, as part of the Festival Asalto. For a week and helped by students and professors of the Institute and designers and architects from the city, we have built a piece of furniture to amplify the urban experience of the Institute's courtyard. The last day we painted it with a powerful graphic that reinforces the idea of a supernova that had just landed in the public space of the school ...
Project: Picnictopia Festival Asalto 2018
Location: IES María Moliner, Zaragoza, España.
Developer: Festival Asalto http://www.festivalasalto.com/
Workshop leaders: ENORME Studio / www.enormestudio.es
Collaborators ENORME: Elpida Giannakou / Antoine Bourhis / Mathilde Jacquot / Lorenzo Gili / Xiyuan Zhang
Students and teachers from IES María Moliner + designers from Zaragoza
Video: ENORME Studio
Photos: ENORME Studio