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MVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series "Vertical Village" at Milan Design Week

MVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series "Vertical Village" at Milan Design Week
MVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series "Vertical Village" at Milan Design Week, Vertical Village in Milan. Image © Gili Merin
Vertical Village in Milan. Image © Gili Merin

MVRDV, in cooperation with the Belgian furniture label Sixinch, have designed a playful furniture series that imagines an antidote to the sprawled, generic urban growth of East Asia's mega-cities. Each of the 77 large cushions in “Vertical Village” - currently on display at Milan's Design Week - take the form of small, densely-packed houses, colorful alternatives to the horizontal, block-like residential buildings that currently dot East Asia's skylines. From the exhibition:

"The Vertical Village - observation of the uncontrolled growth of Asian cities, which has lead to the disappearance of urban villages on a human scale, prompts the designers to develop a livable city model that promotes upward growth: a vertical village composed of small residential nuclei that ensure human relationships and, at the same time, leave room for green areas and gathering places. The installation is composed of 77 large cushions in the form of small houses, all different.”

© MVRDV
© MVRDV

The furniture collection has travelled the world and was exhibited in Taipei, Seoul, Sao Paulo and Hamburg. It will be showcased in Milan’s Design Week until Monday, April 13th, in the Università degli Studi Campus.

Cite: Gili Merin. "MVRDV Exhibits Furniture Series "Vertical Village" at Milan Design Week" 09 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/494964/mvrdv-exhibits-furniture-series-vertical-village-at-milan-design-week/>
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