These images are from an Instagram account with no info, nor links. Judging by the post immediately before, it may have been taken on a trip through Denmark:
I'm dying to know, was that cast in one piece, with the base being buried? Who made this, and why? Where exactly is this? Are these things common? If anyone has any info, please do sound off!
This is probably made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). It can be either shot into a mold or cast to make fairly thin, lightweight profiles (usually building cladding or countertops). Depending on the climate, there is probably a footing or foundation buried below frost line underneath these chairs and table. A connector sticks out of the concrete foundation and receives the chair/table. This transition is likely concealed by slightly burying the bottoms edges. I'd say this is a fine example of an early Mayan or Aztec construction methodology.
I'm not saying it's aliens, but it was probably aliens.
They are indeed danish. They are located at various rest-stops in the northern part of Jutland, and were designed by Poul Kjærholm, I think made around 1954-1955 from fiber-reinforced concrete.
Full chair view at https://www.lot-art.com/auction-lots/Poul-Kjaerholm-Rest-stop-Six-S-shaped-cast-concrete-chairs-6-Bruun-Rasmussen-Auctioneers-of-Fine-Art/b33dffcd316a-poul_kjaerholm-15.6.21-bruun
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Looks uniformly spaced between chairs and table, and buried as you suggest. Best guess is three pieces, aligned at the base and buried underground.
Also - thick section between table top and support going to ground suggests a poured material, vs. some molded process - don't see any 'sink'.
they must be separate parts, the chair on the right looks like its sunken
This particular set is placed at Nøddebohuse Beach in northern Zealand, Denmark. I drive past whenever I visit my brother's summerhouse, just down the road from the beach. (Not included in the shot is the nearby common utilitarian wooden table-bench which I assume the municipality has provided as backup, and which sits in stark contrast to the Kjærholm pieces.)
Here's a shot I took some years back, wooden bench included. The latter has since been moved just adjacent to the concrete pieces - I ought to lug it away again someday and give the artwork a bit of breathing space! 😄Dramatic coastline, by the way - well worth a stop if you're ever in these parts.
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