RRRolling Stones on view
An ongoing, year-round exhibition of the Folly/Function 2018 winning outdoor seating design from HANNAH.
July 12—September 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - sundown
Folly/Function is an annual juried competition engaging architects to design and build a project for public use at Socrates Sculpture Park. The 2018 competition asked entrants to propose movable outdoor seating for the park.
RRRolling Stones, conceived by HANNAH, is a moveable outdoor seating system made from 3D-printed concrete. The designers exploit the standard ergonomics of a functional chair to create durable, movable outdoor seating. RRRolling Stones’ playful design encourages creative interaction and emboldens park visitors to configure them in original arrangements based on preference and need: linear benches of various lengths; in small clusters; or as solitary seats dotting the landscape.
Folly/Function, a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York, is supported with a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Worms, wimples, and wobbles
When is a chair not just a chair? A look at notable entries to the 2018 Folly/Function competition.
Further into the follies
An exploration of the finalists and notable entries to the 2017 Folly/Function competition.
Hou de Sousa introduces Sticks
Designers Josh de Sousa and Nancy Hou discuss their winning entry for the 2016 Folly/Function competition.