lean on suggests a solution to the ambiguous situation of sit and stand

Designers Wonchul Lee and Boyeon Kim draw on the ‘ambiguity of three minutes’ to suggest a solution to the fleeting moment of rest between sitting and standing with ‘Lean On’. Three minutes is an ambiguous measure of time used routinely in our daily lives. From running time for music, to brushing teeth and travel time between subway stations – there are countless examples.

The act of leaning too can provide a few minutes of relief without having to take a seat or stand around. Drawing on this, the designers came to a solution to devise a steel and leather furniture object that curves in one seamless motion to provide contoured support to the body of its user as they rest against it.