Meeting Bowl, a Spanish public art project is now in NYC. On the 16th of August, 3 new pieces of creative street furniture, each in the shape of a bowl, are placed on the pedestrian plaza of Time Square in Manhattan. 5- foot tall capsules that provides seating for up to 8 people, to enjoy chitchatting in the outdoors.
The project is the work of Madrid-based mmmm… in partnership with the Times Square Alliance, The first prototype was constructed in Spain out of CNC cut fiber boards, then digital drawing were fabricated in New Jersey, and moved to Time square with the aim of facilitating people with spontaneous interactions and social dialogue within an outdoor intimate space.
The Meeting Bowls are designed to generate a slight rocking motion as they rebalance when people step into and out of them. The gentle motion generated is intended to be relaxing and fun much like a swing but one for adults
Meeting Bowls will remain in Time square for 30 days, till the 16th of September 2011.