Exquisite Cube is a playful interactive seating element that can be easily moved into myriad configurations: a line, a square, and hundreds of other options inbetween. This allows participants to modify the seating to their current needs – adjusting the proximity to others, increasing or decreasing the amount of seating available, modifying the seating type to accommodate laying or lounging, moving the whole seating element to a different location or interacting with adjacent context.
The seat is extremely simple – 9 cubes (each 18”x 18” x 18”) are linked together with a durable canvas fabric hinge at their corners and placed on wheels recessed in their base.
The object’s skin takes advantage of its multiple configurations through a custom painting collaboration. Certain configurations allow graphic patterns to align, but never will all the patterns align – each is there to denote a certain configuration and intrigues the user to try multiple organizations. For instance, when arranged as a singular line, a line emerges down the entire length. When arranged as a square, a continuous pattern is visible around the sides.
Client: Avanzar Smoothie Bar, Inside Out Show
Program: Object, Seating
Size: 16 SF
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Architect: KM,A (Kyle May, Robert Prochaska)
Artist: Lauren Hunter