The way you create public space can be shaped by what you place in it and how people interact with it. Our design is based on a simple object, present in most public spaces – a seat. This seat can be positioned to instigate different experiences and relationships to the static Powerhouse Museum forecourt. In the urban environment the way in which objects are arranged create different spatial conditions; they shape how people interact with a space – public/private, open/closed, long/wide, expansive/compressed, rigid/organic.
With this in mind the seat, and its brolly, create different fields within the forecourt. The Seatbrolly becomes the performer, creating different opportunities and public experiences daily as it shifts position during the 10 day Sydney Design Festival event.