J.MAYER H. and Partners

J.MAYER H. and Partners

#XXX Times Square with Love

NEW YORK CITY, USA

J.MAYER H. and Partners and Times Square Arts collaborated with UAP to fabricate and install a series of three X-shaped lounges designed specifically for the bustling Broadway Plaza. These fuchsia-coloured Xs’ accommodate up to four people each, giving pedestrians the opportunity to relax, look around and enjoy a view of the New York skyline from a new perspective.

As the first mobile bespoke street furniture elements for the plaza, the lounges draw inspiration from the ‘Bowtie X-shaped’ intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue. The design also makes a cheeky reference to the plaza’s X-rated past.

UAP New York worked closely with J.MAYER.H. to explore fabrication methods and materiality suitable for all seasons. The final outcome incorporates a soft rubber turf within the seats, providing a comfortable experience for users during the summer heat. The installation delivers a visual impact true to J.MAYER.H ’s vision, whilst ensuring a robust and durable form for the Times Square environment.

Image credits: Courtesy of artist, Rob Kassabian & Marsha Ginsberg for Times Square Arts

#Project summary

Creative

J.MAYER H. and Partners

Artwork Title

XXX Times Square with Love

Project

XXX Times Square with Love

Client

Times Square Art

Year

2016

Location

New York City, USA

Build

UAP

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