Wobble Chair was created at the behest of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco's premier contemporary arts center. Although its Grand Lobby has won architecture awards, the museum was keen on making it a more engaging place for visitors to linger. Staff interviews and site visits helped shape the design strategy in creating furniture that would warm up the space's cold modernity and also embody the museum's playful, boundary-pushing ethos.
Wobble serves as active seating, encouraging visitors to lean forward to have a conversation and lean back to relax. CNC-milled solid cork construction is both eco-friendly and an organic counterpoint to the steel and concrete in the existing space. A favorite with the museum staff, Wobble was exhibited at YBCA's Bay Area Now 6, the museum's retrospective of local art held every six years, July-September 2011, as well as San Francisco Design Week 2012.