Considerations & developments for this week:
Track 1: Are the concentric circles are really necessary?
Explore a mediation between the organic shape and the candies
Smaller organic items that are colorful and re-arrangeable?
Track2: Looking at how we can reimagine and repurpose the queue poles
After consulting with KS & feedback from Fabrizio we decided to see how we could make this set of public furniture more fun and delightful for users while still retaining the proxemics matric.
Our exploration lead us to the Memphis design movement.
The Memphis movement was initiated by Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass in the early 1980s, who gathered a group of fellow designers with a vision to start a revolution against the sober and functional era of modernist design.
Characteristics of Memphis designs often include geometric shapes, bright colors and loud patterns.
The Dune Bench
We were inspired by how the negative space informs the user how to attach the modular pieces together.
Sketches & Renders
Exploring different candy forms
Initial renders of a fun and vibrant public space oozing happy vibes.
The tubular seats are designed to be rearranged and reconnected into different permutations so that groups could also create their own private spaces.
On the idea of making the furniture movable yet retaining its ideal distance. We also thought of using a rail and ball bearing to limit and direct movements.
We found this project, Playne which aimed to create a playful form of public seating which greatly resembled our queue pole idea. Having the stretchy fabric would also mean that this set of furniture would be unobtrusive in public spaces.
Sketches & Renders
Furthering our discussion with KS, we worked on reworking the queue poles into something familiar for Singaporeans. This could look like incorporating the retractable dividers into a frame of a chair to indicate that these structures can be used for seating.
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