Inspired by the Shanty towns* around South America, from las ciudades perdidas in Mexico city to las favelas in Rio de Janeiro, FALC tries to preserve the improvisation’s essence, the grids absence, the disorder´s liberty.
In this case we are witnesses to a relationship between fabrics, wood sticks and boxes in different dimensions and materials (osb, bamboo and polycarbonate), to show us a different piece of furniture with a complete and efficient functionality. We can use it for storage, as a work surface or as kitchen furniture. Accordingly, the drawers come in different sizes, for different necessities (office, kitchen, workshop, bedroom, living room, etc.).
Year / 2010
*"Shanty towns are units of irregular self-constructed housing that are typically unlicensed and occupied illegally. They are usually on lands belonging to third parties, and are most often located on the urban periphery. Shanty town residences are built randomly, although ad hoc networks of stairways, sidewalks, and simple tracks allow passage through them. Most are inaccessible by vehicle, due to their narrow and irregular streets and walkways and often steep inclines.”