I designed Bolina thinking about problems of modern uban house: open spaces with no comfort and cosiness, flats with no space to keep plants,terraces too much one near the other. I was seaching for an object versatile, multitasking and functional: a circular space divider, that can be used also to grow a vertical garden with little space encumbrance. Nowadays often happens you need to move or change home: I develope the structure and the covering so they can be easily packed in a small box and sent.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A room divider that is also a book and plant shelf: levels' shape allows to suspend variable size pots (up to eleven) at different heights, creating a vertical garden in house or office. Structure is easy to build:it can be assembled and disassembled without difficulties,packed in little space(vertical struts are in pieces),easily transported. It can be a stand alone object or part of a modular system: the base has a shape that allows to pull togheter one module to another, creating a sinuous colored wall
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Bolina is a see through room divider that can be used to grow a vertical garden in the house with a little space encumbrance: it is possible to suspend up to eleven variable size pots on it and the plants grow wrapping the sailing rope, creating a green wall. Bolina is a stand alone object, but can be used as part of a modular system: its base shape allows to put togheter more modules, creating a sinuous coloured wall. It can be placed indoor or outdoor, packed in a small volume and easily transported.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in February 2016 in Padua and finished in April 2016 in Milan, and was exhibited in Salone Satellite at Salone del Mobile in April 2016
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Bolina has a metal structure: circular levels are laser cutted with a shape that allows to suspend variable size pots; vertical struts are divided in steel bars, to fix one with each other during assembling. The covering is made repeatedly stretching a sailing rope from the base to top plane, creating a curved surface which follows the line of the metal base. It is not necessary to remove rope during assembling and disassembling: it must be loosed and then pulled when structure is ready.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Base diameter : 660 mm
Height : 1900 mm ( or 1200 mm for the small module)
room divider, plants shelf, book shelf, separe, wire design, vertical garden, indoor garden
I focused on the structure:one of my target was to find a type of assembly that can be done without take off the rope. Also I wanted a lightweight and see through object,that,disassembled,can be packed in a small volume; I studied a structure easy and quick to assembly, strong and resistant to the compression and the torsion force caused by the pulled rope. I tried different type of bars and fixing system for the vertical struts before to find a balance between all these requirements and aestethic
My creative challenge was to develope a wire design piece of forniture, replacing wire with sailing rope.
I had this idea while I was searching a way to make a wire circular screen with a low budget. I thought that sailing rope allowed me not only to reduce the production cost, but also to develope a room divider that, disassembled, would be packed in a small volume, and transported or sent easily. The pulled rope looks like the wire and makes easy a colour costumization of the object.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Alessandra Meacci, 2016.
Copyrights belong to Alessandra Meacci, 2016