© 2018 by Lillian Krieger. 

Egg Rocker

Cradle to Grave

What causes us to keep a piece of furniture our entire lives?

It may not always be the design or aesthetics of a piece, rather the memories is holds within it.

 

A rocking chair is a wonderful example of this kind of furniture. Not is a rocker pretty or comfortable, but the user creates many memories while sitting in the rocker, whether that be rocking a baby to sleep, sitting on the porch with a loved one, or reading a story to a child on their lap.

 

This project explores the rocking chair in a new way, creating a rocker unlike any other.

Rocking chairs are unique in the way that we interact with them unlike most furniture. Rocking Chairs are often associated with rocking a newborn to sleep, rocking on the porch with a loved one, or simply being used for the soothing effect. Through these memories and motion associated with the rocking chair, it becomes a piece of furniture with sentimental value, one that is more than just a piece in your house, but it holds within it these experiences. 

Form inspiration came from pushing the concept of a rocking chair and thinking what it represented, such as a nest for a baby, cacoon, or egg.

egg shape to nest user in

Process:

Ideating

the ideation process for this project incuded dozens of scale models and material exploration

Making

The making of this piece included steam bent Ash wood and 2 metal pieces were created as counterweights for the rocker to stand up. the first was a block of steel that was cut and welded, and the other counterweight was several sheets of steel that were bent to mimic the form of the rocker.