FRENCH CONSULATE OF PONDICHERRY

WOOD N DESIGN - CARPENTRY

Duration: 3 months
Team work

Internship - First year of Master degree

The inspiration finds its origin in the furnitures of the Swiss designer and architect Pierre Jeanneret, who collaborated whith his cousin, Le Corbusier, by furnishing his buildings in Chandigarh. The timeless style and the association with the European modern time in India gave sense in a consulate host in a French palace from the collonial time.

Identification

of the needs according to if the audience from outside seats at the desk and secondly according to the existing accomodations and needs. From the synthesis of 23 different rooms came out two designs declined in two sizes, manageable in two orientations. Each room is more or less customed according to the visibility of it and the needs of the staff.

A fusion of the needs with the style. Designing for working and receiving was the priority of the needs. Each furniture has  diferent levels and natural constrains based on the both user experience and included in the base structure of the desk.

The administrative desks

took the relay of the storage thanks to a double oppening shell. The whole proposition allows the staff to organize and have an easier access than they used to have.

The file storages

was the main technical challenge in the sense that the previous metallic shelf allowed a flebility of use. The new design, more straight in therm of use, answer to the contrain thanks to good proportions adapted to the previous use.

Specific furnitures

were developped for rooms which required specific needs or had an higher visibility. The secretary desk of the consule followed the classic shaping based on the needs but with a more adacious esthetic proposition.

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