With its gentle bleed from green to white Salix, it is meant to harmonize with the surrounding park. The structure of the chair is like the arc of a fountain or the bend of grasses blowing in the breeze.
Each chair shall be made by repeatedly draping a recycled plastic yarn randomly over a positive mold. As a result, every chair will have its own unique pick-up stick pattern and, since the material will be light absorbing, it will emit a glow of light at night. The individual fibers shall be heat joined to form a single shell that is braced by a tension ring a few inches above the ground. The chair shall be stiff enough but shall also have some give. Like nature itself, it shall be adaptable.
This chair was designed by a Yale-trained licensed architect with 20 years of professional experience. The architect has designed and built chairs before including a recently installed artwork for the MTA’s Arts-for-Transit Program consisting of 7 cast bronze rocking chairs.