Panama Banana Hammock and Football Goal by Agota Rimsaite

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Panama Banana

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Hammock and Football Goal

INSPIRATION:
The design has been inspired by a shape of a surf board that is why it integrates so well with natural beach environment, it aslo reminds a ship.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
“Panama Banana” is an outdoor furniture for active day at the beach. It could be used as a hammock to relax but once you want some action - turn it 90 degrees and you will get a football goal! When you want to take it away - take out the support details and it will fold flat. It is new kind of outdoor furniture that promotes active relaxation.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Because of its light weight and the position to be flat it can be easily moved around. To assemble it you just need to put two support details and you a get a hammock. To change the function to football goal you just need to turn it 90 degrees. Finally, when you don't need it anymore just take out the supports details and it folds flat.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project was started in October 2016 in Vilnius.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
It is made by playwood and polyester ropes. The playwood pieces were cut my CNC machine.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
2300 mm x 927 mm x 927 mm

TAGS:
hammock, football, lounge, outdoor furniture, furniture, soccer

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The research has been made about nowadays people needs and habits. It showed that nowadays people are less active, however they still care about being healthy and in shape. It also showed that at the beach people are tend to be laying down all the day without moving, because beach sport equipment is usually already taken by others or because "relaxing" for them means not doing any physical activities. That is why it's needed to have furniture that provides people "active relaxation".

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge was to create support details that could keep strong construction and later you could take them off in order to fold flat.

ADDED DATE:
2017-02-21 15:10:22

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Agota Rimsaite, 2016.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Vilnius Academy of Arts

PROFILE:
Vilnius Academy of Arts is the largest and oldest art university in the Baltic States, established in 1793 as an Architecture department at the Chief school of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in Vilnius. At the end of the 19th century it was closed together with Vilnius University by the tsarist government, and then reopened in 1919. After the World War II Academy was merged with Kaunas Art Institute and since then was called The State Art Institute of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Lithuania. In 1990 the Academy regained its name of Vilnius Academy of Arts.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Panama Banana Hammock and Football Goal by Agota Rimsaite is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Panama Banana Hammock and Football Goal by Agota Rimsaite is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



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