ZERO.GRAVITY is an outdoor individual and collaborative work space designed for NASA JPL. The project aims to extend the office space into the outdoors and encourage collaboration and interaction in the outside environment. Conceived as a mobile modular unit, ZERO.GRAVITY can be combined with other units to form dynamic collaboration spaces where individuals can work and interact with one another each in their own favorite position and within their own personal space.
The piece is inspired by tubular steel furniture of the modernist era and combines four classic chairs--the LC4 Chaise Longue by Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, the MR Chair by Mies van der Rohe, the Wassily Chair Marcel Breuer, and the first modern wheelchair by Everest & Jennings--into a single piece by placing them along a continuous loop within a wheel. The piece accommodates different seating positions, some prescribed by the original four chairs, others made possible in the transitional space between them or simply by the users misusing the original chairs to create new and unforeseen postures. Users can turn ZERO.GRAVITY to select a desired position or move the piece to a different location simply by rolling it on the ground.