This a concrete landscaping system with elements of inspiration from Hadid’s Wave (the idea of an ongoing sidewalk that becomes public space seating) born of another unusual collaboration with concrete manufacturing company Godelmann, normally in the business of manufacturing sidewalks. The system is designed to be multi-functional and user-specific. 3D concrete surfaces can combine in modules to become lounge areas, tree-beds, sandboxes or ponds, and for public spaces, have elements that provide for umbrellas, trashcans, signage and lightpoles.
“Our basic premise is: let’s look into the future, guess what is there and strive for this in our products,” says Landuris. “We are constantly trying to imagine the needs of the future by thinking about what materials and technologies will be available then, how to work with these, and how these will change the demands of and reasons for how and why things are made. How will we live in 100 years or 1000 years? Will we even need furniture? Will we need kitchens? Because we think these things and work them into our designs, our work is sustainable in the sense that while some of it may not appear so useful for now, it will reveal its uses in the future. We hope people understand this and fall in love with the thoughts behind our work”. The next unusual collaboration is with Pure Cast iron melting company – on a cast, re-imagined stainless steel chess set.