Chairwave

Chairs that bring people together Amsterdam / Netherlands / 2019

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A conversation with a stranger can have a positive influence on well-being. Research shows that people do not just mind to converse with a stranger, they even like it, but do not dare to take the initiative. With Chairwave, VOUW wants to encourage contact between strangers in the public space.


The moment someone sits down on Chairwave, the seats next to that person unfold, leaving them open as the only options for the following person to sit on. This is the perfect moment to start a conversation.


VOUW is constantly researching and applying new technology in design, to make the world a little better. With this project VOUW wants to make people aware of the value of a real conversation and to establish a connection with each other.


Designed and developed in collaboration with Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.


Exhibitions
27-08-2019 - City Hall Lelystad
06-08-2019 - Noorderkerk, Amsterdam
19-10-2019 - Dutch Design Week
05-11-2019 - City Hall Zaandam
15-01-2020 - Ridderzaal, The Hague

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    A conversation with a stranger can have a positive influence on well-being. Research shows that people do not just mind to converse with a stranger, they even like it, but do not dare to take the initiative. With Chairwave, VOUW wants to encourage contact between strangers in the public space. The moment someone sits down on Chairwave, the seats next to that person unfold, leaving them open as the only options for the following person to sit on. This is the perfect moment to start a...

    Project details
    • Year 2019
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Urban Furniture / Furniture design
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