SNITT is a cross disciplinary collaboration between architects, product-, furniture-, industrial, graphic- and stage/set- designers.
The initial brief for the project was to design an installation that could be utilized in areas accessible by the public, where people are either passing through or in need of a quiet area to sit down and take a rest.
The installation emphasizes and encourages both activities. However, a key component of the project was the intention to provide shelter for individuals and small groups who wish to establish a semi private environment in a crowded room or outdoor area, which we feel absent in many public spaces today.
At a 1:1 scale, SNITT appears as a bench on one side and a curtain/screen wall on the other. From an architectural point of view it is important to highlight that the object could be perceived at a different scale, where the screen wall is a scaled down model of a building façade. The façade then has the possibility be integrated with furniture, lighting and decorated printed glass, in the division between interior and exterior.
SNITT is a project with many “facets”, a result of the cross-disciplinary design team behind the project. The different design backgrounds introduce their distinct methods of working and perceiving design, which results in a mixture of interpretations for the project. SNITT can be a furniture piece, a 3-dimensional canvas, a façade system or an element that encourages movement and semi private shelter in the public arena.
SNITT was part of the exhibition taking place at the Clerkenwell Design Week 22-24th of May 2012 in the “The House of Detention”.
The Clerkenwell Design Week had more than 24.000 registered visitors during its event in 2011 and the organizer expects an even
higher number of visitors this year. (Source: clerkenwelldesignweek.com)
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Name of Project: SNITT
Project managers: Johnathon Lloyd Little (NOR), Kirstie Little (ENG)
Architects/ designers/ contributors:
ctrl+n and KONTUR arkitektur + konstruksjon as (architects, NOR)
Tuyo designstudio (product / furniture design, NOR)
Kirstie Little (graphic design, UK)
Center Stage (stage and industrial design, NOR)
Event homepage: http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/