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DN100 Stadtmöbel

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The striking yellow seats by the Hamburg artist duo Pitsch & Schau have been temporarily installed in numerous public spaces in Germany and abroad. In “Blickachsen 11”, these creative pieces of street furniture made of commercially available drainage pipes invite visitors to Bad Homburg and Frankfurt’s university campus to use and relax in them. In both venues, the pipes are mounted on a substructure and extend prominently over large areas of lawn; in earlier versions, they were attached by cable ties to existing urban structures such as railings, bridge pillars or bicycle stands. As interventions in the public space, these seating pieces could be described as “Guerilla Street Art”, not only forming the public space, but appropriating it, quite literally “occupying” it. As such, the designs are always made to be location-specific, and placed on sites which the artists consider should be more intensively used. For as soon as a seat is placed in a public space, it will normally be used, even if that space was not officially intended to be used for seating. Here, Pitsch & Schau are only following the motto: “Sit – Occupy – Own”.

Year 2017
Type drainage tubing, cable ties, steel substructure
Dimensions 90 x 700 x 200 cm
Shown at Blickachsen 11, Frankfurt