Workshops take place in beautiful countryside scenery.
Workshops take place in beautiful countryside scenery.

Romantic historical maison is the center of the domain of Boisbuchet.
Romantic historical maison is the center of the domain of Boisbuchet.


Meeting pavilion is the work of architect Shigeru Ban.
Meeting pavilion is the work of architect Shigeru Ban.
One of the results of the last year workshop called One Tool = One Object led by Král aut August 2012.
One of the results of the last year workshop called One Tool = One Object led by Král aut August 2012.
Slovakia-born and Lausanne-based designer Tomáš Král is famous for his poetic neo-functionalist style. Auvent is a candlestick made out of powder-coated metal sheets.
Slovakia-born and Lausanne-based designer Tomáš Král is famous for his poetic neo-functionalist style. Auvent is a candlestick made out of powder-coated metal sheets.

Our friend and collaborator Tomáš Král, recently teacher at ECAL in Lausanne, will lead his workshop at Boisbuchet this summer from 21 to 27 July 2013. It is his second workshop there.

Nestled in the beautiful landscape close to Limoges in France, Boisbuchet is the historical domain, first mentioned in documents dating from the the 16th century. In 1986, the furniture collector and until 2010 curator of Vitra Design Museum Alexander von Vegesack purchased the estate, to bring it to new life for agricultural and cultural purposes. Workshops supported by Vitra and Center Pompidou and led by the greatest luminaries in design and architecture are on program every summer.

Find more about the workshop Sit-able led by Tomáš Král below:

The aim of this workshop is to imagine and explore creative possibilities of seating in the nature. Observing, relaxing, discovering, picknicking, chilling, sunbathing… there is plenty of reasons and situations why we can enjoy spending moments in the nature.

Occasional, temporary or fixed, single or collective, carry-on "pocket" elements, we will focus on inventive simple seating objects that fit for this specific purpose and complete, customize, hack, pimp or parasitize a selected place.

We usually simply sit on the grass, big stone, tree trunk or up on a strong branch. Based on similar elemental observations and starting with choosing a specific place around Boisbuchet or a precise situation, we will define original scenarios about outside seating and explore natural materials to build seating objects.

Scenario or environment led and material driven. Through a hands on approach we will specify to your ideas an appropriated process, construction method and material solutions. From a minimal transportable seat to a hanged construction in the tree…

If You would be interested, go for Domaine de Boisbuchet website.


Sit-able
Workshop BoisBuchet 2013
By Tomáš Král

From 21 to 27 July 2013