As a part of the 2014 Seattle Design Festival nine pedestrian scale installations were designed and built by a diverse cross section of local designers. Pop-Up! Street Furniture was an LMN Architects led project, collaborating with an inter-disciplinary team of students, professionals, designers, manufacturers, and contractors.

Simply put, this installation was street furniture – but it’s more than that. Created for this year’s Seattle Design Festival and responding on a theme of ‘Design in Motion’, this project explored the transient aspects of street life and temporal nature of festivals through the creation of movable, interchangeable, multipurpose objects. These moveable modules easily combined into endless configurations that transformed the streetscape into temporary hubs for conversation, play, engagement, and relaxation.

While built for the festival, the projects flexibility and scale has allowed it to continue to be integrated as street furniture in multiple contexts around the city including festivals, bus stops, conferences, and parks.

The team included the Matthew Zinski, Paul Davison, Julia Reeve, Anna Marie Golden, Sheena Hewett, Laura Elfline and Doug Elfline. Material was donated by Pioneer Millworks and 3form.

(Image Credit: Trevor Dykstra)