one quarter table + chair by jaklitsch / gardner architects one quarter table + chair by jaklitsch / gardner architects
may 24, 2013

one quarter table + chair by jaklitsch / gardner architects

one-quarter table + chair by jaklitsch / gardner architectsall images courtesy jaklitsch / gardner architects

 

 

developed for the battery park conservancy ‘draw up a chair’ design competition, the one-quarter table/chair by new york-based jaklitsch / gardner architects highlights the ‘social condition’ of a seating object and its potential as a communal meeting place that supports multiple functions. it is conceived to be movable, grouped together and stackable for compact storage. shown in wood and metal versions, the component parts are easily mass produced from powder coated aluminum, sustainably harvested and weather resistant black locust wood and recycled PET plastic.

 

the form is traditional in the sense that the user can sit forward with a leaned back, but its asymmetric support frame additionally allows for non-cumbersome rear-facing seating that eliminates the need to straddle a typical centered back support. this backward position yields use of the frame’s 8 inch cantilever as an armrest or table that is equipped with a cup holder.

 

the ‘one quarter table/chair’ highlights the ‘social condition’ of a seating object and its potential as a meeting place that supports multiple functions

 

 

chairs can be seamlessly combined in which two chairs arranged back to back create a table large enough for a chess game or two friends meeting for lunch. the number of seats that can be combined are only limited to the number of available chairs. larger arrangements accommodate a 4-person table and seating or even a long banquet table.

 

the battery conservancy invites the public to participate by commenting online and on-site in the park. from now through october 2013 visitors to the park can view the top 50 designs on an exhibition banner located near the battery green and express their opinions by sending a text message to (425) chair-55.

 

 

cafe style and chess board configurations

 

 

backward style + love seat and picnic table configurations

 

 

banquet style configuration

 

 

stacking capabilities

 

 

material options

  • It will be interesting see how women with skirts or mini skirts seating on cafe style and chess board configuration…. jejeje o_0 …

    luisefe80 says:
  • Wow, this chair even looks good stacked. Dig the organic/ recycled materials paired with the slim metal. Pop of color really fun, too.

    sizzlereal says:
  • …reminds me of the swiss bench by A. Haberli

    http://www.alfredo-haeberli.com/products/banco-suizo/1.html

    J says:
  • @luisefe80 the design considered women in skirts and dresses…”the form is traditional in the sense that the user can sit forward with a leaned back, but its asymmetric support frame additionally allows for non-cumbersome rear-facing seating that eliminates the need to straddle a typical centered back support.”

    @sizzlereal thank you! we are glad you like it and we always appreciate the feedback.

    jaklitschgardner_architects says:

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