Rock the Boat

with Amina Lalor and Stanley Sun

Rock the Boat was an interactive installation in Vagsbunnen public square in Bergen, Norway. The project was awarded Honourable Mention in the 2014 Bergen International Wood Festival Competition.
More than just a seating element, Rock the Boat acts as a catalyst for members of the community to interact. Users are encouraged to loosen up at coordinate their movements to cradle the structure back and forth. The rocking motion is reminiscent of boats floating on the pier just steps away from the square.
Woven completely out of 2x2 lumber, the stepped detailing of wood members allows users of all ages to climb aboard, catering to the wide demographic of the festival.
Cutting 2x2’s out in the square with portable power tools
Building outdoors with the elements
The competition challenged industry professionals and students to design and build a public installation outdoors from scratch using only 2x2 lumber within the span of 5 days. It was displayed as part of Norway’s Constitution 200th year anniversary celebrations.

Vagsbunnen public square, Bergen, Norway

Part of the International Bergen Wood Festival, honorable mention award

Photos & Videos

Stanley Sun
Amina Lalor
Lily Jeon


Bergen wood