SEAT is a garden pavilion composed of 300 simple wooden chairs arrayed and stacked in a 3-dimensional sine wave surface rising above the ground. From afar, SEAT will appear like a foreign object in the landscape, inviting curious contemplation of its strangeness in context. Closer yet, SEAT will reveal its unique geometric texture created by the chairs, yet still will not give them away as such. Upon approach, the audience can delight with sublime recognition of the compositional objects, marveling in the dexterity with which chairs are repurposed for art. The audience will be free to sit upon, inside, and underneath SEAT, exploring it as a personal garden playground.
Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush are partners in the New York and Portland-based collaboration E/B Office, founded in 2008. They create works of all scales: from products, furniture and interiors, to buildings, public art, and strategic master plans.Innovative and visionary, they aspire to build high-resolution environments with exceptional intelligence, beauty, and integrity.
Sunbelt Rentals. Additional support provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.
Special thanks to the Freedom Park Conservancy, the City of Atlanta Office of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, and Concrete Ideas LLC.