While seesaws might best be suited for the playground, designers Cho Neulhae and Jaebeom Jeong have transposed the seesaw interaction onto a chair for two. Swingers is composed of two wooden chairs facing in opposite directions, but with the backs of each connected in a U-shaped plane. The metal rails at the bottom of the “U” enable the entire configuration to tip one way, and then the other, based on the distribution of weight. The interaction between the two sitters is facilitated by the piece of furniture, and is intended to spark conversations between strangers and encourage playfulness between friends.

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Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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