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Looking at furniture and studying how it controls the positioning of the human body, I decided to create a piece that was completely free of barriers, yet would create awareness of the social distances chosen by the user- after having already seated.
Using spatial measurements determined by American social scientists, this bench graphically delineates the seated distances for social, personal, and intimate zones through its text.

*from my Masters Thesis at Pratt Institute about how human interaction is changing due to society’s reliance on digital communication interfaces. This piece was one of a series of “rehabilitation tools” that I designed for “digitally overdosed people”.

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