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Thun. The Design of a Shadow Line. A Landscape Furniture.

Thun is the design of a shadow line, conveyed on top of a thin wooden structure. It’s a light landscape furniture designed to host open-air moment of convivial life. Thun was conceived as an “architectural portrait” of the valley generated by the river that flows into the homonymous lake that also gives the name to the alpine city of Thun, Switzerland. This landscape is characterized by the peculiar presence of the pyramidal form of the Mount Niesen. The legendary mountain of the Bernese Prealps, located on the south coast of the lake of Thun, which projects at noon an almost perfect triangular shape on the plane underneath.

The project we have designed and produced by das konzept, it has been presented at Art Container, a biennial contemporary art event. The artworks are exhibited inside shipping containers scattered around the town and the landscape of Steffisburg, few kilometers West of the city of Thun.

The installation is located at the end of the exhibition path as a meeting point in the open fields. The shape of the sheathing draws a shadow line that resemble the shape of the mountain skyline and measures the scale gap between the Mount Niesen and the plane underneath.


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