• why don't young people have rocking chairs?

    This simple furniture design was driven by a desire to modernize a traditional piece of Americana.  Its physical presence and use evokes a sense of comfort, security, and stability: all qualities which are seldom present in the lives of so-called "millenials." The majority of rocking chairs on the market are large, heavy, and somewhat old-fashioned in form.  While this may be desirable in a family home, how might we design a similarly therapeutic chair for the home of a young adult?
  • A series of 1:1 scale sketch models were created to test form and comfort.  Solidworks drawings were used to determine exact dimensions produce templates for routing precise curves. 
  • The seat itself is attached using screw snaps so it may be easily removed and washed.