CEMUSA New York   New York, NY, USA

A robust series of street furniture, the designs of New York’s CEMUSA range are assembled from a kit-of-parts to create a shared identity between each piece, and streamline the process of their manufacture.

Equally, each of the pieces in the range – bus shelters, newsstands and public conveniences – are conceived to endure the unremitting environment of the city’s streets and include elements of stainless steel and tempered or laminated glazing, all of which are high quality self-finishing materials that withstand heavy use.

Bus shelters set the tone of the pieces. Each is formed of two ground fixings that support a fully glazed wall and a cantilevered roof of translucent panels to protect from sun and rain.

The design creates a transparent yet identifiable shelter that blends into the urban environment while clearly communicating individual locations.

A similar language is seen in the newsstands, which share the protective cantilevered roof of the bus shelters but offer each vendor the opportunity to customise the interior, according to their use. Though clad in opaque panels, the lavatories emulate the proportion and materiality of the other furniture. Together the range expresses a common language in New York’s urban realm.

Location
New York, NY, USA

Project Type
Industrial Design →

Client
CEMUSA

Status
Complete

Year
2007