Public seating element
Client: PSU / Oregon Arts Commission, Merkled designed and fabricated
This piece was inspired by two winged back chairs being pulled to either side of the site, creating private zones on the two ends and a public space along the bench. The site had two existing outlets. Each has a bright pink steel runway to help lead the eye towards them. Walnut ply was chosen for its natural hue but the ends were intentionally left un-banded in order to be honest with the material. Grey and pink upholstery felt come though the wood in choice spots to make the piece feel more inviting and offer padding.
Materials: walnut ply, powder-coated steel, maharam kvadrat upholstery wool