Crate furniture for CBK Rotterdam
a serie design of several types of furniture, set up/composed by the given
Being arranged in a series, the Crate objects form a landmark in public
space. In terms of space Crate contrasts with the existing environment
and tends to take over the situation.
the designs reflect on site specific functions, combining size and proportion.
Crate installations have been used as a fashionboutique, for bookpresentations,
at festivals and openings.
of Crate furniture explore the interest in the interaction between people
and furniture. Guido Marsille asks himself whether furniture can determine
the function of a public space, and if it can be used time and again in
new and inventive ways. The series 'Crate' is a composition of several
types of furniture, leaving it to the visitor how to stand or to sit on
Marsille’s projects are based on the idea that the circumstances
in public space have changed so much, that there no longer exists one
public space but several public domains. Awareness of a multiplicity of
semi-accessible public spaces which can be adapted and used for a thematical
approach, underlies the 'Crate' designs.
designs were shown in Milan, Dortmund, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Houten, Rotterdam
and are in use in several places in the public space on squares, courtyards
and terraces in Apeldoorn, Gorinchem, Rotterdam and Wageningen.
buroMARSILLE was set up by Guido Marsille in 2004 and is located in Rotterdam,
A principle in his work is the focus on creating public places which can
be used in an informal way. Discovering a place and using it in an individual
way is strongly connected with the idea of a place that develops organically.
However, Marsille is interested in making connections to contemporary
social communities. The ‘uncovering’ of a place where we meet
the other and where we have to relate to different behaviour, different
ideas and different preferences; the place where the social structure
of society expresses itself; these are the fundamental anchors in his