Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lisa Albin

Mod Rocker™
Design Patent Pending. Awarded 2006 I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review. This rocking chair will appeal to a child's interest in movement as well as scale, organic form, material variation and color. The form and material invite kids to play, read or simply relax. As research indicates that children often fidget in stationary chairs, the rocker's design provides a personal space rather than just a mere chair. The chair gives an easy rock to mellow children, provides comfort while reading or playing and the space below is a secret nook to store stuffed animals. The form is wide and low to the ground, inspired by West African stools that cup the body and that are considered to be highly personal objects. The sculptural form of the Mod Rocker™ is an aesthetic addition to any room in the home... and of course, kids will love being included in the family space.

Mod Topper™
Conceived to complement the Mod Rocker, this tray/table can be used on its own or as a stool. When grouped together, the table and chair play on material variation, solid and open, sculptural and straight, movement and calm and function and form. The design grew from a fascination with the airplane tray: how intriguing it is to be gently moving while having a personal-size table of one's own! Older children can use the Topper as an end table. This stackable, multi-use piece can be used for reading, drawing, snacking or sitting. The contrasting natural/cherry finish option can be used with either the natural maple or cherry Mod Rocker.
Design:Lisa Albin

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