Shown in battleship teak and powder coated steel, canvas webbing
30L 36D 30H
The sturdy shape of the BB-55 Rocker, named after the North Carolina class of battleship, takes cues from naval design. The forms of the base and seat mimic the curves of the hull and the taper of the bridge tower. The teak base of this low, modern rocker transitions into a steel frame above. Cotton webbing, weaved in a random pattern, forms the seat and backrest. With colors inspired by the original ship, the fractal pattern also references Measure 32 camouflage, which was used on the ship to avoid detection when traveling through open water.
The War Craft Line is built from reclaimed teak from the deck of the decommissioned USS North Carolina. The battleship was built in the 1930’s in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and served in World War II. Decommissioned in 1947, it is to date one of the most decorated battleships in US naval history. Its sleek, uncluttered design set a new precedent for all future ships. By exploring and referencing the forms of the battleship, the pieces create a dialog between honoring those lost during its various campaigns and exploring the inherently violent nature of modern war craft.