Flat Iron Roc Chair
Design has the power to create a sense of belonging, joy and an ownership of public space. A design that provides a sense of familiarity between strangers in public while being playful is the core of this proposal. Flatiron Roc Chair is a large scale, public rocking chair during the day. As passersby enter and sit down, the piece rocks up and down animating the holiday spirit.
At night, in a fixed upright position, the piece transforms into a stage where festive choirs will perform.
The design aims for the neighborhood to visit the Roc Chair regularly, to enjoy the movement during day time to listen to a program of chorus at night and for the piece to create a community around it through-out the holiday season.
Invited Competition 2016
New York, NY
Koray Duman, Eduardo Llinas, Tessira Crawford, Danmo Fu