Julien Lin, from Taiwan, graduated as a product designer from Minerva, Groningen, aim to create friendly products that close to nature with delicate details and reconnect with people. In order to achieve sustainability and redesign Julien search, focused on handcraft and commutate the messages behind the works.
-Since the beginning of humankind, humans rely on trees and nature. But what is the relationship between humans and nature? Does nature need us or do we depend on mother nature?
-Nowadays we try to suppress the feeling of fear, but without it we can not fully appreciate the calmness that surrounds us.
-On a sunny afternoon, people go to the park to find a nice calm tree to sit under or to lean on. People read books, play, and lay down under the tree, but are only limited to the ground.
Combine three ideas,I created a structure that can be attached to a tree and it allows people to interact with trees on vertical surfaces without intrusive installation. A structure that brings awareness to people about the dependency on nature, as well as the feeling of the tension of sitting high. The higher people sit, the greater fear they will feel, but the view will be better as well.
21mm diameter steel tube blended in three dimensions rings and welded into a strong structure. Simply attach ratchet straps to the tree, slid the structure in, and tighten the ratchet buckle that can be tightened enough that it won’t fall or hurt the trees but stable enough to climb safely.
Attach multiple structures randomly to the tree to create a vertical playground and stairs.
SITTING TREE – A structure that allows human to interact and depend on tree while experience the tension of hight.
The animation video of demonstrate the work : https://vimeo.com/432493825