Commuter Post


The Commuter Post is an associative design object that manipulates the material and construction of wooden benches found in the New York City subway stations. Its formal language is directly influenced by I-beam columns, which can be spotted on a daily commute waiting for the subway, as well as notable photographs, such as Charles Clyde Ebbets' Lunch Atop a Skyscraper (1932). Through the material translation of industrial steel to domestic hardwood, the Commuter Post challenges the concept of public versus private by imposing a vertical form that hyperbolizes the temporary nature of the object, which allows for momentary storage of everyday objects.