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New York


Completed 2010


Battery Park: Draw-Up-a-Chair Competition




Industrial Designer

Inspired by the suspension and stayed bridges of the Hudson and East Rivers, the Stay Chaise takes the oval form of the Battery Green while giving a metaphor to the once abundant East River oyster. The chaise utilizes a frame of recycled brushed polycarbonate and elastic tension cables, making it as durable as lightweight, allowing easy movement across the green. Essentially a hammock cum rocker, the varied form can be utilized as a meditative perch, bench, traditional seat, and reclining chaise. This multiplicity of seating allows the chaise to be accessible to various users in size and ability. The one-inch-thick frame with a continuous quarter-inch fillet evenly distributes weight into uneven or soggy terrain and creates a soft seat edge. The cable-threaded rim of the chair can be unfastened from the base frames, allowing for stacking and storage. The polycarbonate frames, cast in a reusable mold, and preliminary prototyping could be full-size, weight-bearing, 3D-printed ABS plastic.

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