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SAIL OF THE CENTURY

Sail Benches - Les Ateliers Guyon

17th Feb 2014

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Located in Vercheres, a small village near Montreal, this monument honours the first founders of Vecheres village who arrived by wind and water in the region in 1740. 

Designed by product designer Félix Guyon of Les Ateliers Guyon, all benches have been made and constructed by people of the village. The benches act as a significant tribute to today's craftsman who perpetuate the art of their ancestors to make good things. 

The white oak used within this project pays close reference to the wood used by the people of the 18th Century for the construction of boats, for which Vercheres is so synomynous with.

Users are invited to sit on the park benches and relive the history of Vercheres from its beginning.
 

Les Ateliers Guyon; lesateliers-guyon.com

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