PD23 Winner

Category:Furniture - Urban FurnitureLocation:Bouches-du-Rhône, PACA, FranceDesigner:Clara Del Portillo, YONOH CREATIVE STUDIO, Valencia/València, SpainManufacturer:Christophe Debregeas, CYRIA, Mas de Sauveterre, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

ARE is a new interpretation of the classic concept of picnic table to imagine and create ultra-flexible street furniture that adapts to different lifestyles. Standing or sitting, opposite or more simply to contemplate the landscape, to eat, rest or to work ARE is a meeting place that adapts to all urban situations.

Multifunctionality is the basis of this street furniture: Modular to create totally personalized seating and table systems in relaxation mode or rather work. ARE street furniture also offers connectivity to create urban workstations. The absence of legs on the sides between the seat and the table facilitates installation on the benches.

A horizontal bar on the higher version serves as a footrest. The combination of powder coated steel and hardwood guarantees the longevity of this furniture. The ARE tables were designed from 2 combinable elements: a high element ARE (H) and a low element ARE (B). Each element is composed of a table and a bench.

Materials/Treatments: Steel highly protected against corrosion by Zalkyon© process.

Solid exotic wood such as Iroko, Tali, Okoumé or equivalent from sustainably managed forests, FSC certified with quality and environment certification in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. European solid wood type locust tree, PEFC labeled with quality and environment certification in accordance with ISO standards 9001 and 14001.

Finishes: Polyester powder coated steel standard colors: corten effects®, cosmos® grey, golden dust®, white incognito®, black midnight®. RAL color on request from 10 units. Natural wood. Impregnated wood based on Natixt® vegetable oil.
Size: Table ARE (B)
Length 2500 x Height 750 x Depth 765 Table ARE (H)
Length 2500 x Height 950 x Depth 765


Yonoh Creative Studio

Yonoh’s work has distinguished itself, over the years, by the progressive improvement of its personal voice. They have rarely flirted excessively with an aesthetic trend. Over time, Yonoh has made its way with fine and elegant work, resolved flawlessly. And they have achieved this by working for companies from other circuits that are less interested in spreading and more interested in contributing, achieving a perfect balance between their own voice and the style of the firm.

Many are from the Mediterranean area. Others from more northern latitudes. And it is not surprising, because the main features that, in general, could be assigned to their style, have a lot of contemporary Scandinavian character: elegance, warmth, harmony, functionality and a refined design. But, at the same time, it’s a style with an important amount of Mediterranean codes, due to its meticulous details, color and ingenuity. A very Yonoh fusion.

Seen as a whole, the work that they’ve done so far reflects a very personal character and path, which shows Clara and Álex’s determination to be a studio with an honest stamp of their own.

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