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Street Seats Design Challenge Semi-Finalist Design Museum Boston and the City of Boston http://designmuseumboston.org/streetseats/ Independent C… Read More
Street Seats Design Challenge Semi-Finalist Design Museum Boston and the City of Boston http://designmuseumboston.org/streetseats/ Independent Competition Spring 2013 Collaborator: Katie MacDonald Twofold is a Semi-Finalist entry for Design Museum Boston's Street Seats Design Challenge. Twofold is currently under construction for phase two of the competition and will be installed along Fort Point Channel in Boston in April 2013. The world is made for the average consumer: his average dimensions, his average personality, his average desires. Likewise, furniture is sized for the standard, the normal, the ordinary. So if you’re 34 years old and 5’6” tall, you’ll find practically any bench in America agreeable. Sit down, and get comfortable. The seat will be exactly 18” above ground, to your liking. Of course, man is not born at full height. Maybe your waist height is closer to 18”. Don’t you still deserve a little comfort? Introducing a seat for all ages. Looks like a table. Behaves like a bench. Molded from bent plywood, the geometry yields maximum seating from minimal material. Spacious, flexible, sustainable. Take a seat, Son. Today, the little guy sits tall. Read Less
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Twofold is currently on display outside Boston's Children's Museum along Fort Point Channel as part of Design Museum Boston's Street Seats: Reimagining the Public Bench exhibition. Twofold placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Street Seats Design Challenge and was awarded a grant for construction. Twofold inverts the traditional use of plywood, using layered strips which expose the laminations while paint covers the typically exposed surface veneer.
 
The world is made for the average consumer: his average dimensions, his average personality, his average desires. Likewise, furniture is sized for the standard, the normal, the ordinary. So if you’re 34 years old and 5’6” tall, you’ll find practically any bench in America agreeable. Sit down, and get comfortable. The seat will be exactly 18” above ground, to your liking. Of course, man is not born at full height. Maybe your waist height is closer to 18”. Don’t you still deserve a little comfort?

Introducing a seat for all ages. Looks like a table. Behaves like a bench. Molded from bent plywood, the geometry yields maximum seating from minimal material. Spacious, flexible, sustainable.

Take a seat, Son. Today, the little guy sits tall.
 
Street Seats Design Challenge
Semi-Finalist
Design Museum Boston and the City of Boston
http://designmuseumboston.org/streetseats/

Independent Competition
Spring 2013
Collaborator: Katie MacDonald
1/8th Scale Model
Competition Board