Battery Relaxed was an entry in the 2012 Battery Park "Draw up a Chair" competition.
The process is simple: Three forms––‘j’, ‘rainbow’, and ‘white space’–– join in different ways to create an alphabet of chairs. We make sheet steel molds of the forms, fill the molds with the brightest of hand-recycled HDPE plastic shreds, and rotate the molds in a huge oven to create watertight, hollow, and structural objects. Thoughtful combinations of shredded plastics hula-hoop through the color wheel, hitting the public with every hue on the consumer-coded rainbow. The modular dream with a zest of unpredictability.