The hypothetical premise for this class project was that Google was going to open a branded space as part of mid-Market Street gentrification efforts in downtown San Francisco in the near future. Our goal was to design furniture pieces for the brand that were iconic and true to the nature of the company as well as fitting for the space.
Google cites the human touch as one of their user experience guidelines. The chair echoes this aspect of Google with the gesture of a hug. A hug represents a feeling of welcome and warmth that is universally understood.
Inspired by the location icon from Google Maps, the "you are here" chair is a cafe style chair. The icon reminds the user to enjoy the moment and be present in the surroundings.