Type: Pavillion Location: Lake Forest Size: 850 SF Year: 2023
A reinterpretation of the historic
Ragdale Ring that adapts the formal, spatial, and social characteristics of a table surrounded by chairs.
Abstracted and exaggerated proportions confer a sense of theatricality and drama to visitors,
enable multiple scales of interaction, and oscillate between furniture, scenography, and architecture.
A low bench is bisected by a tall, flat plane that acts as an elongated seat-back for the visitor; a tall mast in the Ragdale garden. One side of the seat-back theatrically frames the body of an individual, with a single integrated light glowing above them. The other, longer side of the seat-back can then accommodate three or four guests.
Daniel Garcia William Smith