Tree Sculpture Turns Venue’s Production Equipment Into Art [Pics]
Designed by Mathieu Lehanneur, the Parisian space makes the sound and lighting equipment an integral part of the interior design.
Industrial designer Mathieu Lehanneur and architect Ana Moussinet came up with the idea for the interior space of ‘Electric.’ This 1,000 square meter venue, which rises high above Paris, offers panoramic views of France’s capital city through its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Whereas most venues try to hide unsightly wires and cables by building things like boxes around them to keep them from public view, this space makes the sound and lighting equipment an integral part of the interior design. A large black ‘tree’ with a braided trunk reaches upwards to create a canopy of all the equipment. Lights and speakers are suspended like leaves from their branch-like cables.
‘Electric’ is a new cultural destination for residents and visitors in Paris. Designboom notes that it features a lounge and bar, and the soundproofed modules means it can function as a club or live music venue. Click through to see pictures of the interior: