Designed as a concept for the Battery Park chair competition, the Twiddle chair tries to maintain a level of activity in the park by using solar energy to power a playful display of active LCD shutters. Sandwiched between layers of translucent plastic, both the photovoltaic panels and LCD shutters would activate when the seat is unoccupied. The resulting display would serve to visually energize the park and provide a point of interest to those just passing by. Without overshadowing the effect of actual human activity, it simply fills the voids with a sort of idle play.
In collaboration with Carson Smuts