Jason Scroggin, of Lexington, KY-based Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.), has shared with us the project The PLAY LOUNGE—the result of a fabrication course Scroggin taught last Spring at The University of Kentucky College of Design, School of Architecture.
The resulting objects were then part of Lexington's annual Beaux Arts Ball (previously).
The PLAY LOUNGE is the result of a graduate elective course entitled Tectonics, Typology, and Distribution taught by UK/CoD Assistant Professor Jason Scroggin (DOTS) in Spring 2013 that investigates participatory design and interactive manufactured objects. The class is treated as a laboratory for exploring these issues through research, discussion, and fabrication. An analysis of simple toys set up the discussion and acts as the motivating driver for a series of material constructs that consider new relationships between digital design and assembly processes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. The works produced were recently distributed for interaction of the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball held annually in Lexington, KY.
The resulting constructs took the form of:
The Bubble Bunch
An aggregation of rubber ball clusters contained in translucent stretch fabric that can be distributed into a variety of seating configurations.
The Foam Donut
A soft bench in the form of a geometric torus comprised of foam pool noodles.
A conjoined set of six rocking chairs lined with vinyl tubing for seating and a mirror-plated top.
Assistant Professor Jason Scroggin
University of Kentucky College of Design
School of Architecture
These pieces were completed with support from the Beaux Arts Ball 2013 and The University of Kentucky College of Design.
All photographs by GLINTstudios.