TITLE: THE FLYING GRASS CARPET

TYPE: URBAN INTERVENTION / ART INSTALLATION / GREEN / INTERACTIVE / SOCIAL DESIGN

YEAR: 2008 - 2016

STATUS: REALIZED

WINNER DUTCH DESIGN AWARD 2009     

 

Hop on board the Flying Grass Carpet and join it in its quest for adventure and urban leisure. Studio ID Eddy and HUNK-design have designed the Flying Grass Carpet; it’s an instant park that can be unfolded in any city. This way bringing a unique experience of fun and relaxation that can be shared worldwide.

 

The Flying Grass Carpet is designed to look like an immense Persian rug with its pattern executed in different types of artificial grass, giving it a typical look and touch. The design consists of different parts that can be adjusted to any location. The size of the Flying Grass Carpet can be altered from 18 by 22 meters to 25 x 36 meters.Landed in a city the Flying Grass Carpet is ideal for all kinds of events. As with ordinary parks, people can lie down on the grass or play ball with their friends. But its attractive appearance is also perfect for special events. It’s an excellent spot to have a Frisbee tournament, a city picnic and all sorts of contests and performances.

 

Now that city centres all over the world are rapidly being privatized, the public domain is under pressure and is loosing its quality.The Flying Grass Carpet delivers a beautiful alternative for city dwellers to enjoy the city. It brings instant cosiness and a green leisure feeling to any city where it lands. The combination of green, beauty and activity makes the Flying Grass Carpet irresistible!

 

A project by Studio ID Eddy and HUNK-design

www.flyinggrasscarpet.org

The Flying Grass Carpet Junior is a fact. It's 126 m2 (9x14 mtr). We're ready now to bring instant parks from 45m2 to 920 m2!

Flight Schedule

 

- Rotterdam, Grotekerkplein, 2016

- Rotterdam, Maritiem Museum, 2016

- Almere, Vertigo Festival, 2016

- Rotterdam, Grotekerkplein, 2015

- Burning Man Dutch Decompression 2014

- Roosendaal 2013

- Shenzhen, China, SZHK Biennale 2012

- Gogbot festival, Arnhem 2012

- Istanbul, Turkey, European Capital of Culture 2010

- Shanghai Creative Industries Week 2010

- Essen, Germany,European Capital of Culture 2010

- Utrecht, KUNSTGRAS 2010

- Pécs, Hungary, European Capital of Culture 2010

- Essen, Germany, Red Dot Design Museum

  Best of Dutch Design

- Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

  Tenerife Design Festival at TEA 2009

- Eindhoven, Dutch Design Week 2009

- Madrid, Spain at Matadero/ La Noche en Blanco 

  2009

- Rotterdam, Wereld van Witte de With

  (at Boijmans Van Beuningen)

- Berlin, Germany International Design Festival DMY 

- Budapest, Hungary, WAMP, Erzsébet square 2009

- Budapest, Hungary, parmuveszeti Museum 2009

- Rotterdam, Rotterdam groenjaar (Rotterdam

  green year), Schouwburgplein 2008

- Rotterdam, Galerie op de Rotte, (Gallery on the river The Rotte) 2008

- Aachen, GermanyTemporäre Gärtens (Temporary Gardens) 2008

- Amsterdam, De Kunstvlaai (the Art Pie International), Westergasfabriek 2008

 

Comittee of recommendation

Hugo Bongers                                            : Secretary of the Art and Culture board Rotterdam

Mark Dytham                                            : Klein Dytham Architects, Tokyo Japan

Annette Lager                                           : Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen Germany

Pablo Berastegui                                       : Former Coordinator Matadero Madrid, Contemporary Art Centre

Floris Alkemade                                        : Former Partner Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam

Gerben Hermanus                                    : Organisator international artfair Kunstvlaai Amsterdam

Daniel Spaenger                                       : Landscape architect, Berlin Germany