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PROJECT COMPLETED BY: Espen Voll Design, MCO Interiørarkitektur og Møbeldesign Michael Christian Olofsson, and Tore Borgersen

Discipline: Furniture design

April GO blomsterkasser.
April GO plant boxes. Photo: Charlotte Sverdrup


April GO is a series of lightweight yet sturdy furniture designed for use in public urban spaces. The series consists of stackable chairs and benches, folding tables, and matching planters. April GO was developed for Times Square in New York and has also become a key furnishing element in Oslo’s "car-free city life" project.

April GO outdoor furniture. Photo: Lars Tornøe
April GO benk og stol.
April GO Milano. Photo: Reparto21

Panel remarks

Yes! This is a very successful product that stands out in terms of both appearance and quality. The simple construction gives a light and inviting impression but conceals the fact that the furniture is suitably heavy. This is clever for a number of reasons: it doesn’t blow around when it gets a bit windy, nor is it easy for thieves to walk off with. April GO doesn’t look at all "public" and certainly wouldn’t look out of place in any private city garden. The fact that production takes place in Norway and uses local materials of high quality, as well as renewable energy, only emphasises Vestre's position as a premier supplier of urban furniture. Go, Vestre, GO! 

Project participants

Allan Hagerup – Vestre AS, product management
Jan Christian Vestre – Vestre AS, project management
Nick Koster – Snøhetta, NY, USA, senior architect/landscape architect
Espen Voll – Espen Voll Design, designer
Michael Christian Olofsson – MCO Interiørarkitektur og Møbeldesign, designer
Tore Borgersen – designer

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