Seat from E/B Office | Flux Project
Summer Pavilion for Flux Project at Freedom Park in Atlanta, GA
SEAT is composed of approximately 400 simple wooden chairs arrayed and stacked in a sine wave surface drawn into an agitated vortex rising from the ground. It formalizes the transformation of chairs from detached useable objects into structural and spatial components of an ambiguously occupied edifice. It’s intended to be legible and readable as a collection of individual seats, but when approached, visitors realize that sitting down in any one of them amounts to a deliberate act of occupation one can’t take for granted as usual; a temporary social contract to redefine their perception of sitting embodied as architecture.
Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush are partners in the New York and Portland-based design collaboration E/B Office, founded in 2008.