The TRANSIT table is a composition of visual elements derived from the city’s various passages: A section of the urban environment is moved into the private sphere.
Platforms and pavements are examples of a so-called ”utility architecture”, with a distinct purpose of leading us from one point to another. The attitude towards these places is often one of indifference—we are just on our way, elsewhere. Yet, as the new everyday life has increasingly been centered around our homes due to the pandemic, I have felt a lack of movement through the city. So, what is it about the city’s movement that I have so far only taken for granted, and that has now left a void? Is it possible to bring it in, and appreciate it in a private sphere?
My goal has been to give form to those parts of the city’s blood circulation that easily disappear in a noise of other impressions: The aesthetics and content of the passages, which are usually designed to function rather than to be noticed, are instead highlighted as the ornamented. The result is a form that you stop at rather than pass by, reminding us of the life outside our four walls.
Table top in tempered, tinted and blasted glass, demountable frame made of structural steel and molded foundations in concrete.
Bengtssons Smide AB
Glasteknik i Emmaboda AB