FLUTE primitive seating stand makes leaning on walls look old fashionedPosted by Asmita Prasad on Mar 30, 2012 in Design Buzz, Graphic Design blog | Comments Off
In most parts of the developing world, when people want to sit and there aren’t any chairs, rocks, stairs or public seating available, they simply squat on their knees to rest. However, in the developed world, squatting o the ground is seen as uncivilized and people are forced to stand or lean against a sturdy pole, tree or a wall to rest in the name of civility. The Flute Primitive Seating Concept by designer Devraj Bhadra provides an alternative solution to lack of seating in public spaces. The seating stand is basically a carry around cane that can be extended and folded to provide a bike-stand like structure that one can seat themselves one when a bench or a chair isn’t available.
The “sit-stand” comprises of a simple pipe that is made using polyester plates that allow smooth and noiseless rotation to allow the stand to be set up over any flat and sturdy surface. The seating part of the pipe comes with rubber coating for the comfort of the user while hollow joinery with special axes remain perpendicular to the rotation desired and keep the stand stable without requiring any other kind of reinforcement.
To lock the position of pipe along the bends and ensure smooth noiseless movements, the polyester plates of the sit stand feature hollow joints and carefully calculated cuts along the main pipe of the FLUTE. The FLUTE Primitive Seating is perfect for people that like to walk and tend to wander off a lot but find it too uncouth to squat on the ground when they feel the need to rest their legs.