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The Rough One
Austrian architect and designer Martin Mostböck developed in Graz a prototype for a smart urban furniture made of wood, together with a local timber construction company.
As part of the Designmonat Graz 2017, five Austrian designers were invited to develop prototypes for a smart urban furniture made of wood, together with five local timber construction companies. Martin Mostböck designed a basic dwelling, an archaic habitation from these geometric components: a simple cone with a canopy that rises at a point orthogonal to the ground.
The object is a thought-provoking resting place in the accelerated world of mobile telephony and telephone mobility, a visually tangible hub in an unpredictable infoscape: a metaphor for privacy in public space. It is an ephemeral intervention in urban space, temporary made of construction-timber and plywood, roughly built and quickly erected.