by Fiona Hartley and James Parkes with thanks to Made CNC.
Fiona Hartley and James Parkes are designers and consultants based in London. They met whilst studying architecture at Central Saint Martins and worked for Dezeen upon graduating. Hartley and Parkes work across architecture, design and fashion
GAM is a modular bench that takes cues from nearby manmade infrastructure. The installation transforms typically overlooked objects of industrial architecture to create approachable objects for interaction. GAM references, replicates and reuses the industrial and weathered materiality of its location through a layered papercrete construction formed from waste paper collected from surrounding locations.
GAM is one of five winning benches from the third edition of Pews and Perches design competition from the London Festival of Architecture and Royal Docks Team.
Now in its third year, the Pews and Perches competition highlights the transformative impact of small-scale interventions in the public realm and offers visitors and residents alike unique spaces to sit and make the most of their surrounding public space.
You can hear Fiona sharing about the story behind their design by clicking on the event link.