MultipliCITY is an international collection of public outdoor furniture elements. It gives new meaning to the term “global design.” Landscape Forms created and developed the series with celebrated design innovators Yves Behar and fuseproject. MultipliCITY pioneers the integration of mass production and custom materials and configurations for a global market.
The flexible, dynamic system addresses multiple scales, applications, and creative expressions. It includes six elements: a backed and backless bench, table, bike rack, LED path light, and litter. Landscape Forms manufactures the structural parts. Meanwhile seating and table surfaces are made from local hardwoods in markets outside North America. Flat shipping and local assembly to international locations supports carbon-reducing sustainability.
Contract Magazine noted this about the collection in a recent article:
“The collection was specifically designed with commuters and mobile workers in mind. Optional bench arms are wide and flat to hold tablets or lunches. The bike rack features a shelf upon which riders can place helmets and bags while securing their bikes.
Béhar designed the benches’ and tables’ sculptural cast aluminum structural brackets—which come with a silver finish or in custom colors—to be flat-packed, as opposed to shipping bulky, preassembled pieces of furniture. Designers then locally procure wood or other materials, such as marble or recycled plastic, to form the seating and tabletop surfaces.”
MultipliCITY is a citizen of the world. It is at home in Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Boston or Savannah.