Waves (Stair Seating) by Tulin+Ayse Studio-34
2016 - 2017, Golden A' Street Furniture Design Award Winner
Inspiration
Waves was created as a street furniture with the idea of user protection against seating on a cold and dirty ground. Waves bench is named after the geometric shape of the basic module, which is thus transformed from a visual motif into a functional form. This design proposal for a contemporary city bench seeks to understand the concept of a stairs furniture as a holistic design problem. The wavy outline of the bench starts to interact with the outline of the stairs becoming a part of it. The relationship between the elements is strong and smooth.
Creativity
The Waves bench brings the essence of nature back into a metropolitan stairs through dynamic, organic motion. This bench is made of many wooden parallel slats, each individually hinged. When you sit down, the slats you sit upon lower, creating a ripple in the bench headed in both directions. Each different modules are movable. They can be used as a single bench or a whole bench come together with different sizes. Internal springs connecting the slats pull their neighbors down in response, creating a wave motion. This slow-motion liquid ripple reaches the end of the bench and reflects back.
Design Challenges
To move each individual module on the stairs without falling down was challenging.
Production Technology
Movable bench Waves is a design for stairs furniture against dust and dirt. This unconventional outdoor seating idea consists of a series of vertical slats of wood. They are linked together by adjustable assembly fixings, offering a wide range of configuration options. Each of the moving coherently and become one big furniture when needed. Laser-cut, retified wood. Mechanical assembly. Wheels are attached to the axels with a single nut (1/2") per wheel. Wheels are used both for the movement and disconnecing the relation between the ground. With this cold and dirt never would be a problem for the user.
       
     
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