Canadian Designer Félix Guyon of Les Ateliers Guyon was asked by the Municipality of Verchères, his native village, to produce a monument honoring the founding households of Vercheres in 1670.
Sails Benches by Félix Guyon:
“Located in Verchères, a small village close to Montreal, this monument honors the first founders of the village who arrived by wind and water in the region in 1740. End users can then sit on people park benches and relive the history of Verchères in its beginning.
Completed only by individuals of the village, it also pays tribute to today’s craftsman who perpetuate the ar2rk of their ancestors to make good issues.
White oak employed in this project also refers to the wood utilised by the folks of the 18th century for the building of boats.”
Images by: Félix Guyon
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