International Design Review

Graduation
Projects / 2017

2012
author
Katarzyna Gierat (PL)
title
Rocker
degree
B.A. project
e-mail
school
Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
supervisor
Prof. Czesława Frejlich
Young people 15–18 years of age spend most of their time behind their desks at school. Fatigued from many hours of stationary work, they require a change. To help them there is Rocker, which allows the user to adopt two positions – high and low. The first is similar to riding in a saddle, a position arrived at after ergonomic research on what helps sitters to maintain the natural curve of the spine. In the second position, when you lean forward, it facilitates a free rocking movement, and when you lean even more, the movement becomes an exercise. The seat is made of two symmetrical components made of expanded polistyrene, and covered with a material using Line‑x technology. This makes Rocker light and safe, and inexpensive to produce. The compact dimensions also make it suitable for small interiors.