Torrey is a place to rest for a while, before moving on with our busy lives. It is an embrace of dueling currents in California culture: nature and technology. Windswept coastal pines are the point of departure; their forms, abstracted in the pixilated manner of computer aided design, create a perch with multiple sitting and leaning options. This reflects on the idea of California casual – no one way to sit is prescribed.
Photo credit: Clint Blowers
The Wilsonart wood grain laminate fits in this meeting of natural and engineered. The material – with its vast variety of colors and grain patterns – “paint” light and shadow across the facets. The laminate helps not to re-create nature, but to re-present it, turning its “faux” qualities into an asset.
Just like sitting on a tree branch, people find a position they feel is most comfortable for the moment. Candid shots from ICFF.