People put chairs in foyers. They sit on them to finish the last piece of morning bread, or take off their shoes and rub their feet. The chair creates a pause in the transition between outside and inside. By visually imitating the structure of a garden swing, the Swing Chair conveys the memory of leisure into the foyer. The simple material contrast and color combination fuse cleanliness and compactness into the playful structure. When people sit on it, they feel the tiny movements of the seat, from the rubber rope supporting the seating surface. This interaction adds fun into the busy moment in foyer, and establishes positive mood for people going out and coming home. This chair was designed as an entry to the COLLAB chair design competition and was chosen for a short-term display in Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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