We have become a sedentary society with a rather limited view of how we should fold our limbs when sitting. That is why, from the beginning of the 1980s, it was essential to demolish the stereotypical ideal of the proper sitting posture. To get this message across, Peter Opsvik created a number of products or objects whose attention-getting impact was more important than their utility. Their purpose was to gain acceptance for a freer use of the body.
This piece of art shows how norms of “sitting nicely” and “sitting still” can be broken. People easily find numerous comfortable sitting postures.
Garden was developed more as a message than as a piece of furniture.
Garden: Stokke 1985-2005
Globe Garden: Moment AB 2014-