This collaboration between artist Jim Isermann and Metalab was installed in a courtyard at Ohio State University. The carefully designed modules, which mimic the five-sided shape of the courtyard, have cup holders that double as feet when turned upside as well as drainage systems so that water does not pool in the seat. They are made of rotomolded polyethelyn, the same fade-resistant, durable material used for playground equipment. These seating elements come in four colors and can be arranged for class, small-group meetings, or independent work.
Most importantly, when viewed from the offices and classrooms above, the modules create a fascinating combination of repeating geometric patterns and intense colors.