Canadian Designer Félix Guyon of Les Ateliers Guyon was asked by the Municipality of Verchères, his native village, to create a monument honoring the founding families of Vercheres in 1670.
Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, this urban structure, inspired by wind and water, transports us into a history that is as collective as it is personal.
Sails Benches by Félix Guyon:
“Located in Verchères, a small village near Montreal, this monument honors the first founders of the village who arrived by wind and water in the region in 1740. Users can then sit on those park benches and relive the history of Verchères in its beginning.
Done only by people of the village, it also pays tribute to today’s craftsman who perpetuate the art of their ancestors to make good things.
White oak used in this project also refers to the wood used by the people of the 18th century for the construction of boats.”
Photos by: Félix Guyon