The Twinklin' Rock 'n Read Eames Chair

Good job, team! I can’t remember who won, but I am pretty sure the Twinlkin’ Rock ‘n’ Read got the third highest price. That’s podium, people! And, the chair looked really super, worked well and got lots of positive feedback. Thanks to George for throwing in the last efforts on getting the board together.


SvR just completed a charity fundraiser for Sawhorse Revolution through an Eames Chair redesign competition participated in by around 10 firms in Seattle. Herman Miller sponsored and organized the competition, thanks! Auction and closing party were at the Seattle Design Festival’s closing party at DLR group downtown!


Our chair included the following redesign components:

 1.       Easy access foldable bookshelf.

2.       Custom multi-layer cushion.

3.       Adjustable reading light

4.       Portable USB battery bank for reading light and charging electronics.

5.       Twinkling LEDs on rockers, powered by piezoelectric transducers embedded in rockers.


Text from our competition board:


 Take the Twinklin’ Rock ‘n’ Read anywhere you please for comfortable, well-lit and lovely reading. But there’s more. iPad low battery? Plug it into the arm of your Twinklin’ Rock ‘n’ Read. Off the grid cabin? Covered! And when the sun goes down, you’re in for a cosmic surprise. Piezoelectric transducers (that’s not a dance move) create a never-ending twinkling star show on the rocker rails. For your tush, the cushion is filled with light weight neoprene, non-condensing foam, and a light as air down top layer—sit comfortably till the sun comes up. When you’re done with one book, the nesting, adjustable book shelf is holding your next good read. Go on, reach back and see what is waiting for you. Now, bid high on this chair, and support young people as they shoot for the stars and learn to become craftspeople of the future.