Name of Work: STUUP

Concrete / 95''w x 70''d x 24''h

About the Work:
STUUP celebrates the casual form of the “stoop hangout,” taking the concept a step further to unite all its participants. Unlike the everyday linear stoop – which requires participants to bend, turn, reach, and talk over each other – STUUP's “U” shape offers a natural, enclosed space for group gathering. Applying a little bend to the form promotes social engagement in a familiar, yet novel way. Cast in concrete, STUUP is weather- and vandalization-proof – as durable as the human bond. Its humble but unique form can easily blend into any urban environment, while also granting its setting a “wow” factor.

About the Studio:
Lynn Lin is a New York-based industrial designer with a focus on furniture, objects, and consumer products. Seeking to solve everyday problems, her designs often provide smart and “soft” solutions that, as an added value, promote social engagement. Lin’s work seeks to evoke personal emotions, provide poetic sensuality, and enlighten life’s mundane moments.