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Client : Govaplast
Product: Matrix collection
Launch : 2015

The challenge

Design a range of seating elements for the public area.

Our solution

Matrix is a range of street furniture: a bench, a bench with back, and a picnic table. They are made of 100% recycled plastic and they are also 100% recyclable. The use of recycled materials is not just good for the environment, it is simply a case of the right materials in the right place. Thanks to this application, the products are rot-proof and maintenance-free, have a very long life and are resistant to UV rays and graffiti.

The design of the product family is based on the contrast between slim and robust shapes. To this end, the limits of the materials and the production method have been stretched. Metal inserts and an optical effect have been used to create a narrow profile on the sides of the benches. The inserts have been mechanically fastened so that the different materials can be separated again at the end of the product’s life cycle.The production process has been optimised by ensuring that matrix.004 (the bench) and matrix.005 (the bench with back) can be manufactured by means of the same mould.

The Matrix family is presented collectively since they form a set which is more than three benches. Each bench coincides with a different rhythm of contemporary life: a quick escape from the hustle and bustle, relaxed observation of urban life or a meeting in the park. As a result, the series can be used in the public area in many different ways and creates a variety of possibilities to organise public spaces.

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