Pulse
Social Seating Structure
2016—01
Amidst the vast sea of stimuli that surrounds us, Pulse sets a stage for spontaneous social interaction. Each new encounter provides us the opportunity to interpret the world through fresh perspectives, and gain newfound personal clarity. Inspired by the curves of the human body and the steady flow of the city, the close proximity of each seat erodes at personal spheres - welcoming a new, more socially connected outlook.
The seats accommodate for a range of seating, however four distinct spots are clearly defined. Each is offset and placed at a different height to give the illusion of totally separate spaces, however by closely unifying them strangers voluntarily enter one another’s personal space. Each seat’s comfort puts users in an open and vulnerable position; prime for a deep and meaningful conversation. By creating this stage for social interaction, users experience a new sense of connection to the city and its community while pedestrians can vicariously feel this sense of vitality on the streets, and also feel a hint of this social realm.


Market Street Prototyping Festival
San Francisco, CA


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