SHIFT- The relaxed interaction with SHIFT makes waiting in public spaces exciting, communicative and less anonymous. The seating arrangement combines the principle of the see-saw with the subject of air pressure. If one person sits down, the air is pressed into the other cubes, which rise. Thus, all seats interact. Waiting persons have a chance of entering into a casual kind of contact with the room and the environment. SHIFT can be discovered and tried out together. Our aim was to create a piece of furniture functioning on analogue and easily understandable principles, instead of depending upon complicated programming language.

Tina Strack and Luisa Gierhardt