"A great deal of inspiration for this piece materialized during a walkthrough of the museum while it was under construction," commented Pickett, product designer by day at Carbon and furniture designer by night. "Elements such as the architecture's exposed infrastructure and gem-like exterior influenced much of the form and functional details."
The Gund Commons room, for which Floorscape was developed, contrasts this idea. The space is described as an 'urban living room,' promoting a more casual museum experience, a place where the surrounding community can come in and 'stay awhile.' Floorscape celebrates this idea with its low to the ground, lounge-style seating that you can relax on for anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.
Floorscape is made up of leather faceted cushions supported by a lightweight aluminum framework finished in a black powder coat. The lounge is extremely modular with each additional unit adding to the landscape experience.
Floorscape lives amongst the other art and media that is being played and displayed in and around MOCA. When Floorscape is not being used as seating, the aluminum framework is hung on the wall for storage and as a result, transforms into a piece of living sculpture reflecting light and shadow beautifully.