The PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 Tower Chair, 2013
24 December 2016
When PUBLIC UTILITY 2.0 was commissioned for Prospect.3 New Orleans it was necessary for the narrative to be written and presented and this would involve reading in public and looking at the radio frequency map. People like to be comfortable when they look at art, especially if it requires reading or watching anything that is durational.
Hence, it was necessary to design the chair as a part of the work. The two dimensional extended into three. The scale is an important consideration, given it refers to connectivity and communication and it is proven that chairs that are lower to the ground can provide this. They are child size chairs for adults. The proportion of the materials were derived from standard 4×4’s, etc. It was finished in an auto body shop with a safety enamel and finish or a rubberized finish.