– organically modular seating/display
organically modular seating/display
Runner Up in the 2012 Wilsonart Challenge.
Exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2012 in New York City in the Wilsonart Contract Booth.
Exhibited at NeoCon 2012 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
Seven Stumps is a reconfigurable group seating and display system. Like the way trees grow naturally in groves, adapting to surrounding growth, the varying proportions of each stool break the geometric regularity of most modular systems. The simple form of each unit becomes more dynamic when amassed with others; likewise, the system encourages social interactions in otherwise anti-social settings.
This project was sponsored with Wilsonart, a manufacturer of plastic laminate. Wilsonart asked each student to design a chair featuring their woodgrain plastic laminate material, and provided extensive training, guidance, and support, allowing us to focus on new applications of their material.
This version of the Seven Stumps are laminated on all exposed surfaces with Wilsonart laminate and edge banding. The laminate material creates a durable finish (ideal for high traffic areas like lobbies or retail spaces), and also allows for endless color and pattern customization.
Stay tuned for prototypes in other materials and colors!