BALABEÑ CUN MARTINA - I am very happy to present you a project I have been working the last couple of weeks with these two power women Aita @aita.bott from Zuoz and Barbara @holz_us_gr from Bergün.
We came together to create something. An industrial designer, a carpenter and a social media influencer. And this is the result. A bench that connects two people in real life. In our world we mostly stare into our phones and don‘t take notice anymore what‘s happening around us. This bench makes people talk to eachother in order sit together on it. They need to find the balance to make it work.
Balabeñ cun Martina is a Romansh word in the dialact they speak here in Latsch and Bergün. (Unfortuantely I don‘t speak Romansh because I didn’t grow up here). „Balabeñ“ means „a swing“ , „cun“ means „with“. But literally balabeñ comes from „balar“ = dance, and „beñ“ =good. So actually it means „Dance good with Martina“ 😄. If you ever come by Latsch, you can come and „dance with me“ on this bench 😉.
I wanna thank big times to these two amazing talented women, who invited me into this project. It was so much fun! And I think they did a great job. What do you think?