We have been asked by creative companies how to better support collaborative work and we have been asked by city agencies how to foster more community interaction at street fairs in under served neighborhoods. Of the many designs we came up with there is always sitting. People wait. People chat. There are long conversations and quiet thinking. There are many ways to support people and suggest ways of being in certain situations. Asking someone to pull up a chair is an invitation to engage. We have always felt that there are dozens of awesome chairs already designed and available in the world. But when we thought about how the seat could influence the spatial experience we decided to design some of our own. We just got started – pull up a seat…
The Easy Chair combines the casual vibe of sling chairs with the cozy comfort of the classic club chair all in a floating form reminiscent of mid century shell chairs. The quilted fabric achieves the feel of a typical upholstered arm chair in a fraction of the material.
The Two Way Sofa compacts the ubiquitous corner sectional into a straight but stretched sofa with different ways of sitting to support conversation .
The Waiting Bench is an homage to the found comfort of taking a rest break on a fallen tree while out hiking.
The Sling Horse combines a table with a seat and stacks 8 high. Designed as a prototype for temporary street furniture to challenge how we perceive public space in collaboration with KDI for Go Human SoCal and SCAG.