Forest of Chairs
This is a small vest pocket park in Ballard, a neighborhood in Seattle.
On the ground are 3 stainless steel chairs. Each has a different design motif- rustic, carved, and softly random. All are hand forged from stainless steel.
Rising out of the landscaping are 3 stainless steel flagpoles, each with branches supporting a half dozen tiny stainless steel chairs that echo the chairs on the ground.
Commissioned by the developer Trammell Crow, this park is open to the public, but part of their LEVA apartment complex.
On the Market Street facade of the building I machined massive slabs of stainless steel, 1" thick and 12" x 24", into signage for the project, spelling out the word LEVA. The letters were spaced out along the entire one block long Market Street frontage of the building.