Span (Rocking Stool) by Jeffrey Koffman
2012 - 2013, Bronze A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winner
Emerging trends in teaming and the collaborative work environment was the primary driver for this concept.
Span is a seating concept that merges the principles of a rocking horse with the simplicity of a stool. Light weight and compact, Span combines utility and function in a small envelope. As the modern workplace evolves into a more collaborative teaming environment, small modular seating elements become imperative. Span was conceived to address this specific transformation but as the concept evolved, its application in schools, dorm rooms, hotels, and waiting rooms became evident. Span is a cost effective form that provides intelligent storage and creates value in an emerging market.
Design Challenges
The most challenging part of the activity was to realize an object that worked effectively and efficiently for rapid teaming applications. Combining utility and motion to create a fun seating element was the overall challenge.
Production Technology
Injection molded plastic crown support and rocker base. Chrome wire basket. Fabric and foam cushion over wood seat disk.
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