Gallery: Balancing Buoy Chair by Evan Dewhirst


This year the Pratt booth at Bklyn Designs showcased an impressive body of creative work by students, making it clear that the budding designers view sustainability as integral to the development of a design, not as an afterthought to be accounted for later. We were particularly impressed with the Evan Dewhirst’s ergonomic Buoy Chair, and we’re excited to announce that it won our Best Student Design Award! The Buoy Chair is made up of a water buoy, an aluminum body and a cork top, all held together by a harness inside the chair, making it free of glues and epoxies. Sitting upon the stool encourages active balance, upright posture, and is a lot of fun!

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  1. davidwayneosedach May 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I just love this chair. It makes me think I’m back in college. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  2. galen cranz May 14, 2009 at 1:20 am

    I suspect Evan Dewhirst read The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body and Design because the Balancing Buoy Chair is a perch (knees lower than knees), it moves, and the round seat allows the pelvis to keep a forward tllt. All excellent! And more “somatiic” than merely ergonomic. Bravo for advancing the cause of Body Conscious Design ! Galen Cranz

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