The 12th edition of the International Design Biennial of Saint-Etienne opened a month ago, and in recent weeks the small French town and its surroundings have been populated with novelties, site-specific installations and visionary projects. Among these, the one that left everyone speechless was the one presented by the Döppel Studio team.
The Paris-based studio presented a collection of micro-architectures entitled “Le Champ des Possibles, micro-architectures à expérimenter” (“The field of possibilities, micro-architectures to experiment with“). Taking inspiration from Le Corbusier’s Cabanon, a construction designed by the French architect on the French Riviera and which constitutes an irreducible and insuperable architectural minimum, the studio developed 6 objects in which product design merges with architecture and exhibited them in a wheat field not far from the center of the village of Firminy.
All the pieces are designed to be “inhabited” and are all covered with yellow padding made from cereal scraps and agricultural tarpaulins.