Meet My Project: Peera

Peera. Photo courtesy Damian Libert.

Peera. Photo courtesy Damian Libert.

It’s just a couple of days until the start of Meet My Project (MMP), a progressive object/furniture design fair that By Making has been invited to attend in Milan, Italy. We’ll be showing two projects there, both of which address the theme of this year’s MMP: We Are Social Animals. And, in that spirit of being social, we’d like to reintroduce these projects to you, starting with Peera.

Peera
Made out of cedar and aluminium, Peera is a reinterpretation of a small, traditional, usually homemade wooden bench used for cooking or other utilitarian acts. Peera designer Marlon Darbeau originally updated this object by expanding materials to include metal, and creating a simple-to-use multi-purpose system. You can sit on Peera, unpack it for two separate seats, stand on it to reach higher, or use it as a handy carrying case. Peera was first launched in 2009, with a lightly-stained cedar box and a brushed aluminium seat; the version that will be shown at MMP consists of a dark-stained cedar box, and the aluminium seat has been powder-coated with a fresh pop of yellow. Same functionality built in; we’re just looking a little brighter!