The project page for the Flower Chair has been updated, an outdoor furniture design that brings a high end lounge-chair aesthetic to any outdoor setting. The project collated research from Google showing how furniture design and layout can be used to encourage creativity and positive interactions.
It turns out that providing a good mix of both sociability and solitude is important as most creative breakthroughs happen when alone, whilst most creative work happens in groups. This is why the Flower Chair can rotate on its centre axis, to provide people the option of sitting alone, or as part of a group.
The early stages of this project were a challenge, with a lot of rejected ideas needing consideration before arriving at the circular frame. See the updated project page for more.