Chris Dawson Architect, AIA, the designer of the piece states that â€œthe idea was to create a versatile piece that would serve the noted weekly market but also reference the â€œfront porchâ€ vibe picked up on while walking around the neighborhood. . Â . The â€œbranchesâ€ or â€œfingersâ€ off the main spine grew out of the knowledge that the best interactions often occur when seated perpendicular to someone & then a little playfulness was introduced with the angles of those with the thinking that it should read as a piece of art too. The idea that it glows grew out of a notion of being inviting & also creating a secure or safe space.
The poem, an excerpt from Pablo Nerudaâ€™s â€œOde to the Chair,â€ can be viewed above.