These constructions made of polyethylene plastic tubes, usually used for water, gas and electrical distribution, are strong and flexible pieces of public furniture. The designer, Sebastian Wierinck considers them to be experiments in contemporary design, aiming to “bring some new creative freedom, and some opportunities to follow the researches in the design and production of objects and spaces.”
These installations continually transform from bench seating to lighting elements, ultimately conveying the artist’s main conceptual goal:
“…there is the metaphorical aspect of the tube. A tube is not just an object or a surface, it’s a shape related to a content, drift or flux (something like a vain in our body). This flux can be energy, electricity or light, just like the one used into the OnSite installation projects, but it could be also information or data. This is probably one of the interesting parts of the project. Could we actually give shape to information? When we talk about furniture we talk sometimes about a manufactured prosthesis for the human body, like an extension of our bodies . Perhaps the aim behind the OnSite project is to mix this concept of human prosthesis/furniture object with the concept of digital interface between people and information into a particular space? Who knows?”
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.