via the contemporist From the designer:
Waiting in public spaces could certainly be more pleasurable, thinks Teun Fleskens, and with that goal in mind he designed the CHITCHAT. A piece of seating furniture for up to seven people that literally rocks. Whoever sits on it makes the piece of furniture and those who are already sitting on it move, which almost always stimulates social interaction between them. It is both surprising and amusing, and you start chatting about it with your neighbour. Strangers work together to find the best balance. The ice is broken, the atmosphere has improved, and waiting has quickly become much less boring. The ‘rocking trees’ in the centre ensure a playful effect, especially when there are several CHITCHATS in a single space.
amazing body of work that i have always admired. the kind of work you look at wish you did. french most definitely has the most fun and interesting brand in the paper business. bravo to french for letting a brand like this happen and bravo to charles s. anderson for creating such intricate and beautiful work.
peter in the hallway of davies symphony hall in san francisco.
by clemenger bbdo, australia
gorgeous chair hand built by canadian designer/craftsman shawn place.
herman miller tapped design studio, kleinreid to design these gorgeous walnut tops inspired by the eames’ love of toys/tops. they considered playtime as productive time, priming the brain for ideation and problem solving. charles once noted, “toys are not really as innocent as they look. toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.”