Are you a student? Would you like to have this tech-friendly lounge chair in your campus, and be able to use it between or after classes? This lounge chair is called Soft Rocker, and was developed by MIT architecture students lead by professor Sheila Kennedy. You can use the Soft Rocker to rest and have fun, while recharging batteries to different devices.
Here is the official MIT press release: “The leaf-like loop form of the SOFT Rockers explores how standard softwood panels can be mass-customized to adapt to the latitude and sun angle of any site using parametric design software and automated fabrication with a lightweight Kuka robotic arm. The SOFT Rocker combines hi-tech and low-tech design strategies: it produces electricity but engages the body and works like furniture “by hand”; it mixes sun tracking and social dynamics; it is a site specific object and a flexible form family of ‘soft’ wood construction. The SOFT Rocker blurs distinctions between pleasure and work and recasts power generation as an integrated and distributed public activity rather than a centralized, singular off-site project of engineering“.
You can read more here: SOFT Rocker
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