3M Design and Stefano Boeri Architetti present the “Urban Tree Lounge,” an installation to live an unexpected experience of rest and relaxation in the shade of an artificial tree, thanks to an unusual combination of materials and volumes.

An artificial tree made of recyclable polymer materials, evoking nature in its substance: branches, leaves, photosynthesis.

The tree will be installed at theMaterials Village (12/17 April 2016), the hub of Material ConneXion Italia for materials, new technologies and sustainability, larger than ever for this third edition. The latest additions to the materials library will also be presented.

The special installation by 3M, the result of creative collaboration between Design 3M and Stefano Boeri, represents a sustainable combination of architecture, materials technology and applied science.