Deux Plugs de la gamme Open Space in situ.
© Sotralinox, Alexandre Ciaux, Kevin Descourvieres
Public space

Banc d’essai 2017

Experimenting with urban objects

Encouraged by its success at the 2015 edition, and as part of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017, Saint-Étienne Métropole, Ville de Saint-Étienne, the EPASE (Saint-Étienne public development body) and the Cité du design has decided once again to give manufacturers, publishers, architects, artists and designers, French and foreign, the chance to occupy the public space with new forms of urban objects.
The objective is to try out with the general public in different strategic locations in the Saint-Etienne district urban objects, furniture and services that offer new urban usages for working, meeting and taking a break in the city. After these tests in the public space, an expert committee made up of designers and the city's technical department will draw up an observation report and provide feedback on the use made of these objects to the designers and publishers.
Curator : Cité du design - Pôle territoire