Once again, I've disappeared, and perhaps you're wondering where I've been. Well, my friends and I entered an international design competition and we were selected as one of twenty finalists for the Street Seats Design Challenge. The next week and a half will be very, very busy, because we are building a full-scale bench to be installed on the Fort Point Channel of Boston!
If you would like to see the bench in person, the opening day is Saturday, 4/27, from 1-3pm. You can vote on your favorite bench, enjoy tasty food trucks, and mingle with the benches' designers. I hope to see you there!
Here is our full bench description:
"The Chroma Bench was inspired by colors, patterns and materiality of the maritime environment. The seating surface is a contemporary interpretation of linear decking found on classic wooden runabout boats. The rear “billboard” of the bench was influenced by the vibrant water hues observed underneath the Evelyn Moakley Bridge.
Triangular colored panels create an optical effect on the back of the bench. As walkers pass by, their direction determines what color is visible. This element of discovery will intrigue visitors and foster conversation about the piece.
The Chroma Bench is intentionally high-backed to protect from noise and wind, to make a “billboard” for the rear color feature, and to create an intimate sitting experience."