Assistant à Maîtrise d’ouvrage :
Le Voyage à Nantes
City Hall of La Haie-Fouassière
100 détours, François Lebot
Le voyage dans le vignoble 2016
Harbour of La Haie-Fouassière (44)
Jeremie Koempgen and Eric Betschart
Le Voyage à Nantes wants to rehabilitate and glorify the vineyard of Nantes by offering an innovative travel and furniture along the Sèvre waterside. The vineyard is located in the southeast of Nantes. It corresponds to the zone of the AOC Muscadet sur Lie and is crossed by a tributary of the Loire: the Sèvre. The Sèvre traveled from the North of Nantes to the south of Clisson. The work between the tourist office of the vineyard and Nantes tourism emphasize the territory by his various innovative project. Today they want to offer a touristic path to discover the singularity of this territory. In this context, the mayor of La Haie-Fouassière wishes to rehabilitate the harbour to stimulate new uses of the place. It deals with the conception of seating furniture, two staircases, rehabilitation of a small building named “ la tomate” and the invention of easily manoeuvrable furniture.
Along the Sèvre, several harbour reveal a strong industrial past. La Haie-Fouasière knew an intense activity in the transport of sand. The sand was taken in wooden barge and was pulled by men or horses trough the towpath. Boats were use for the transport of wine and lime. The site has been modelled by human activity near the river. Formerly a restaurant and a refreshment were establish on this port. Today this port is used on summer for picnic, walks, fishing and boating.
The project is inspired by the old forms used for the transport of material. To stimulate the exchange between the river and its bank, we propose various uses and objects : Strange vehicles, collective platforms, egnimatic iceberg-rafts, rolling furniture invite the visitors to wander in the vineyard, take a nap, or have a meal in the Sevres riverbed. La Haie-Fouassière is a moving and mid-water space. To adapt our project to this impredictable space, the furnitures are amphibian and submersible.
With the cooperation of 100 detours (woodcraft) and Francois Lebot (metal manufacturing), the Ferpect group designed furniture using reclaimed material, paying hommage to the typical Loire « punt » often built out of recycled wood from bigger sailboat.
First, let’s take a piece of this wood to create a small craft, then let’s add more pieces to transform it offering new uses, and finally, let the locals and visitors enjoy it and making it their own.
Embarquement is a sensible work around the crossbreeding of different eras, woods and uses.