edition

2012

title

Rocker

author

Katarzyna Gierat (PL)

e-mail

katarzyna.gierat@gmail.com

degree

B.A. project

school

Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

Department of Industrial Design

supervisor

Prof. Czesława Frejlich

Young people 15–18 years of age spend most of their time behind their desks at school. Fatigued from many hours of stationary work, they require a change. To help them there is Rocker, which allows the user to adopt two positions – high and low. The first is similar to riding in a saddle, a position arrived at after ergonomic research on what helps sitters to maintain the natural curve of the spine. In the second position, when you lean forward, it facilitates a free rocking movement, and when you lean even more, the movement becomes an exercise. The seat is made of two symmetrical components made of expanded polistyrene, and covered with a material using Line‑x technology. This makes Rocker light and safe, and inexpensive to produce. The compact dimensions also make it suitable for small interiors.