Promoting personal interaction
The NEST Lounge is intended to promote interaction through a casual conversational format more conducive to lounging with others. Generously proportioned to accommodate two adults, the functional lawn sculpture represents it's name in both purpose and dynamic form, expressing flight and freedom as well as security and home. This is symbolic of the history of Battery Park in NYC, a place that many started a new life in an environment that felt safe and full of hope.
Selected from nearly 700 submissions earlier this year, Scott Wilson and MINIMAL's NEST Lounge was among the finalists in the Battery Conservancy Americas “Draw Up A Chair” Design Competition. The competition's goal is to promote innovative industrial design use in public parks and to encourage a new design standard for outdoor seating, has announced their top 50 designs.
If selected in the next round, a full-scale prototype of NEST will be developed by The Battery Conservancy. The winner will be awarded with a $10K cash prize and the design will be fabricated for public use on NYC's Battery Green, now in construction.