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by Promila Shastri last modified Sep 27, 2013

“Most museum seating is linear or forward facing, usually towards the walls where the artwork is hung,” says American designer Richard Shemtov, who countered with UNITY, a wavy, modular seating system created for the Museum of Modern Art’s 10,000 daily visitors. Shemtov, founder of New York’s contemporary furniture studio, Dune—and — Continue reading …




 

 

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“Most museum seating is linear or forward facing, usually towards the walls where the artwork is hung,” says American designer Richard Shemtov, who countered with UNITY, a wavy, modular seating system created for the Museum of Modern Art’s 10,000 daily visitors.

Shemtov, founder of New York’s contemporary furniture studio, Dune—and personally chosen by MOMA for the site-specific project—envisioned UNITY’s sculptural, undulating form as a vehicle for enhancing the art viewing experience, owing to the range of vantage points typically missing in standard museum seating. And the system’s flexibility—modules can be configured in a variety of seating arrangements—was a calculating design element. “A key component,” says Shemtov, “was to foster social interaction among the museum’s visitors.”

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