About the schoolyard living room
In celebration of its 90th birthday, Norbertus college Roosendaal commissioned Frederike Top and Jana Flohr to design an interactive art installation to be placed in the school yard.
The designers developed a 'living room' for the schoolyard, doubling as a public art space, showcasing student art work.
The shape of the furniture in this 'living room' is derived from sketch-like pen drawings, pulled into a 3-dimensional world, and eventually shaped of steel tubes like a climbing frame.
Each piece of furniture has one or several metal rings that can hold flowerpot-sized pieces. It's the students' job to fill the rings and/or flowerpots with artwork.
By adding their own pieces of art to the furniture-frames, the Schoolyard living room gets a fresh look every other term.
The Schoolyard living room was festively opened in September 2009 by two of the schools' students.