Fichtre is a studio created by three architects/visual artists/builders. Since the 2000s, Fichtre has been custom-designing and manufacturing for passionate individuals and unique places (bookshops, public spaces, a museum, hills...). The projects are closely designed in connection to how they will be used – uses that are often twisted, reappropriated, and bypassed, giving prominence to the human body. The uniqueness of their approach lies halfway between art and crafts, work and design.
For the Terrasse des Vents – a vast, green and graded promenade overlooking the Loire, that could be translated as “wind terrace” – Fichtre dreamt up outdoor furniture with circular modules made of concrete millstones and wide wooden trays. Low, or coffee tables, high tables, seats, hammocks, parasols... the size and design of each varies, depending on how they are used.
Inspired by the shape of the grain millstones used to grind cereals or spices, Fichtre invites us to their simple and user-friendly table for a family picnic, or even a nap, for a relaxing break along the Voyage à Nantes green line!
© Martin Argyroglo