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ALTO Design’s new Équiparc DELTA street furniture collection impresses with the simplicity of its lines, which evokes both robustness and sophistication...
Marking ALTO design’s initiation into the genre of urban furniture, the industrial design team have dealt with the assignment as a reflection of something refined yet, masculine. The collection that includes two benches, a table, two waste receptacles, two planters and a bike rack is characterized by a strong identity, which emerges through a thorough calibration of every detail.
The bevel cuts featured on every edge flow naturally from metal to wood, enhancing the product’s contemporary signature and comfort, while the cast aluminium support elements provide outstanding visual stability, while the lateral recesses suggest lightness and elegance.
The double layer of the overhanging seating elements gives the design its solid and urban look. The thin coloured line inlaid in the wood adds a dash of audacity, in addition to serving as a reflective safety feature. The laser-cut Équiparc signature brings a finishing touch of sophistication to the entire collection.
“The finishing detail of the seat’s perpendicular boards resembles teak sailboat decks,” states Thomas-ÉricBéliveau, industrial designer. “The control and integration of shapes contribute to the bench’s fluidity. Touching the surfaces reveals their true finesse. The calibration of radii, grooves and board width for the various furniture elements posed a considerable challenge. Carrying out the iterative work using full-scale mock-ups enabled us to find the right balance to ensure uniformity throughout the collection,” he concludes.