Collection Parcs Canada
By : Dikini
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15e édition
Discipline : Product
Categories : Special Awards / Products + Wood : Silver Certification
Categories : Industrial Design / Furniture - Urban & Street : Silver Certification
A family of furniture designed to enhance the visitor experience and unify Parks Canada equipment. With 46 national parks and 970 historic sites, the natural and cultural heritage of Parks Canada is just as exceptional as it is diverse. To fulfill the needs of this large variety of settings, the range is segmented in 3 collections: Essential, Bivouac and Classic.
Essential — for Trails and Day Use Areas:
Primarily and proudly made of wood, Essential is a set of understated furniture meant to be integrated seamlessly into various natural and architectural settings. Inspired by timber architecture, it’s simple and durable construction of wood and metal connectors enabled us to develop multiple types of furniture and equipment with a common formal language. Moreover, it also opens many manufacturing options: Mass-production, small batch, or even on-site building.
Bivouac — for Campgrounds:
Bivouac combines a set of picnic tables and iconic fire pits. With their unique architecture, the tables provide optimal stability and universal access to everyone, including wheelchair users and people with low mobility. Made of steel bent tubing, the structure is sturdy yet lightweight, making it easy for visitors to rearrange their site.
Classic — for Historic Sites:
Rather than referring to any historical style, Classic evokes a subtle feeling of heritage. Its elegance and sophistication are an homage to the rich and pluralist history of Canada, while the Canadian built heritage is abstractly celebrated by showcasing both handmade and industrial manufacturing prowess.
The soft and long wooden shell sits upon an aluminum cast – A-shaped – roost. This configuration allows the construction of furniture with long proportions and cantilever at both ends without multiplying the number of supports nor compromising its structural integrity.