DDW visitors can take a seat at the picnic table in front of the church at the Catharinaplein in Eindhoven. They’ll have to try their hardest though – the table is 8 metres long, 2.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres high.
An initiative by Studio Maatwerk and commissioned by Woonbedrijf, the Picknickbank XXL is sure to create special encounters and spontaneous conversations. The table is free to use and ideal for picnics or even a moment of peace during the otherwise hectic Dutch Design Week.
“By augmenting the design of the classic picnic table, we give users the experience of being small, making memories of a playful childhood come flooding back to them,” says René Vullings of Studio Maatwerk. “The table allows the user to feel small.”
The picnic bench was previously installed on Strijp-T and Strijp-S. Now it will take its place on the raised pavement of the Catharinaplein. Visitors are on their own if they want to scale the 1.5-metre-tall table.
Author: E52 Bob Munten
Photos: Ruud Balk