Short for Hitching Post; this design was inspired by both previous and present Detroit landscapes. Borrowing directly from the automotive stamping metal process and coupling it with a need to improve the existing fodder of urban furniture churned out by local city authorities.
The concept challenges the value of banal street furniture. Leaning on the power of graffiti and public art to give rise to new forms. Each piece become a deliberate ACT, considering function, structure, context and infrastructure.
The method and process was derived through a series of studies. Originally designed in 2d paper sketch, then translated to 3d digital, chip board studies were laser cut to determine patterns. Final iterations were constructed using a CNC laser on 18 gauge steel.
Special thanks to Progressive Metals for their support.