Pushover

PushOver explores the potential of maximum impact via minimal tweaks to a standard park bench. During the creative process the team defined a few goals and limitations  -

1 ) Maintain typical park bench slats.

2 ) Create flexibility.

3 ) Foster interaction.

First- rather than use slats for only the seat and back support – PushOver is completely wrapped, providing surfaces on every face. With more surfaces to work with, the bench profile was modified to spawn three configurations – a standard bench, a rocking bench, and a two sided leaning bench. Finally, the bench creates unique interactions from subtle synchronized chair rocking with a stranger, to openly climbing the leaning ledge, and lastly, the team effort of flipping the bench to a new position.

These various positions allow the bench to function differently each time you sit. Standard serves your everyday needs. Rocking provides a soothing affect. Flipped creates a social crowd seat. The dynamic nature becomes a fun feature piece where ever the bench lives. 

All of these decisions aspire to generate a perspective shift in how benches, furniture, buildings, and the overall built environment has potential to bring fun interactions to our everyday lives.

 

 


 Aaron Bish

Aaron Bish

 Kevin Perks

Kevin Perks

 Paul Li

Paul Li

 Steven Banovetz

Steven Banovetz