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Design Milk : Stop + Play With the Daydreamer Kinetic Musical Bench
We’re never too old to take a few minutes to stop and play, which is what Daily tous les jours reminds us of with each of its projects. Daydreamer is a kinetic sculpture that brings together music and light to create a collective experience at Plaza Park in South Bend, Indiana. The gently rotating public benches are illuminated and accompanied by pleasant music as they turn with the user.
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Their works are constant reminders that play isn’t just for kids – it’s for everyone – and that our shared spaces should encourage it.
CTV News : Magical musical swings come to Uptown Waterloo
The magical musical swings were set up in the town square Saturday and come from Montreal-based art and design firm Daily Tous Les Jours. When users swing in unison, the swings create unique melodies. They’re one of several longer-running installations that are part of Waterloo’s Lumen Festival, an annual free event run by the city’s art and culture team
MONOCLE : Spin city
As the mercury dips across the northern hemisphere, a hush typically descends on cities as residents spend more time indoors. But a new project by Montréal-based art and design studio Daily Tous les Jours aims to give residents in South Bend, Indiana, a reason to stay on its snowy streets. In Plaza Park on the city’s riverfront, it has installed a new set of public benches called Daydreamer.
WALLPAPER* Magazine : Daily tous les jours’ singing benches bring play to public spaces in Indiana
Canadian collective Daily tous les jours imagines a world where public play is commonplace with Daydreamer, a set of spinning benches that provides a space to connect
Cadre Bâti : Strange moments between strangers with Melissa Mongiat
« The avenue explored by Melissa is music and dance, with all the transformative power that comes with creating (together) music and experiencing your body in space. All of this is embodied in various devices and installations, playful indeed, but which encourage listening, collaboration, and connection with others. The sum of these small, innocuous moments of exchange contributes, according to Melissa, to a greater social cohesion. »
ArtDesk Magazine : French Immersion on the Front Range
“Considering technology as a vehicle for social change is an important part of our approach,” Andraos says. “[Mongiat] was looking at participation in public spaces, and I wanted to see how technology could be used in a way to connect people.”
Interview with Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat, REOpening of a CIty
The book by Jenny Grettve is a series of interviews with 33 international actors in diverse fields of urban development, notably Indy Johar from Dark Matter Labs, Nina Rappaport from the Vertical Urban Factory from Yale University, Ben Fee from OMG Cameras everywhere… on How To Shape a New Urban Life.