Suburban Streetscape & Plaza

Submitted by Colin Selig

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Client: Community Center & Movie Theatre

Location: Orinda, CA, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $32,800

Project Team

Artist

Colin Selig

Public Art Agent

City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committee

City of Orinda

Overview

A series of unique pieces of eco-friendly sculptural seating were installed in public locations in the City of Orinda, California.

Goals

Orinda has an active interest in displaying public art and has numerous locations approved installations. After several members of the Public Art Committee visited the artist's studio to see the work in person The City became enthusiastic about having additional outdoor seating at specific locations where people gather, including outside the movie theatre, by the community center and at the Wilder recreation area clubhouse. After a loan period of two years The City elected to purchase three of the seven seats.

Process

The City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committee worked with the artist to select a range of designs and colors for each location. Two of the locations feature a pair of seats at right angles to one another to create a sense of place.

Additional Information

These benches are a synthesis of sculpture and sustainable design. They are the greenest site furnishings available on the market. Upcycled from regionally sourced scrap tanks, which are a sustainable building material due to strict regulations limiting their service life, they contain 99% post-consumer REUSED (not recycled) content.