Bateau

2017

Company: Lowii

Assistant Designer: Lucas Andrade



What is a seesaw in the middle of the sea?


Doodling is a very important exercise when generating new ideas. While doodling randomly we realized that a seesaw has a lot in common with a boat.

Both make an ocilation movement, have arched basis and a sharp angle in the corners. It looked like a great opportunity to associate objects.
So we took the steam ships as reference to built the design. The chimneys have become the support to the handles and the deck has transformed into the seats.
The basis required a precise calcule for combine safety and fun. After a while we also realized that the core could be used for storage. So we designed a huge tap dividing the basis and the top.

Bateau proofs that in some cases objects from different contexts  can be succefully combined.