Banc d’essaiBanc d'essai (Test bench: urban furniture in public spaces) is a call for projects put out by the 2015 Biennial to industrial companies, publishers and designers in the urban furniture sector, with the aim of putting on show throughout the duration of the Biennale a range of urban objects - in the wider sense of the term - in public spaces (urban furniture, connected objects, temporary fixtures, plug-ins, graphic design, sound design), the objective being to set up in public spaces prototypes and projects that are not yet commercially available or just coming onto the market. The idea is for users to try out these urban objects, which will be installed on the main sites in and around Saint-Étienne during the Biennial, but also to conduct an in-depth experiment, concluding with the production of a scientific study compiling the feedback from users and the analyses of a team of experts and designers ("usage report").
un test grandeur nature dans toute la ville!
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Designer : Isabelle Daëron
Partenaire : Lille Design (financement du prototype)