Made by Einstein Design
The ZlowMotion is an extreme porch swing. It can accommodate up to 12 people, measuring an impressive 10 x 4 x 8 meters. For smaller spaces, the ZlowMotion can be downsized as needed. Pink Steenvoorden originally designed The ZlowMotion for the interactive, site based listening project Oh The Sea (Oh Die Zee), directed by Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen, premiered in 2014 in Scheveningen, a beach resort in The Netherlands. The audience in this walking audio tour project would sit down on three locations. One of these locations featured 3 ZlowMotions, designed to mimic the rhythm of the waves, gently rocking and looking out over the sea. The success of Steenvoorden’s design spawned a number of spinoff applications: Zlowmotions featured prominently in a bespoke roof terrace design at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, as well as in an urban Festival in The Hague, an Amsterdam restaurant, etc.
ZlowMotion construction and applications
The ZlowMotion is a robust construction designed for (semi-) public spaces. Its arc of swing is constrained by an elastic brake, and the swing can be locked down using a built-in chain system. The base and seating material can be varied to best suit the surroundings (at The Dutch Design Week 2016 in Eindhoven, it was scaffolding planks). We produce the ZlowMotion in any size upwards from its 3,5 meter minimum width. It can be – temporarily or permanently – erected on different surfaces such as sand, soil, concrete, grass and tarmac. The ZlowMotion is especially well suited for outdoor social spaces such as gardens, terraces and beaches, or for indoor use at large conference and exhibition venues.
Pink Steenvoorden and Einstein Design
Pink Steenvoorden is a lighting, set and 3D designer and theatre/event producer. Pink studied mathematics at university, switched to photography at the Royal Academy of Arts KABK in The Hague, only to switch again to theatre and dance. He has worked internationally with directors and choreographers such as (a.o) Jiri Kylian and Krisztina de Chatel, and with companies such as the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), NTGent, Bacardi at the Lowlands Festival, Residentie Ochestra, Festival Classique, Bread & Butter in Berlin (Joop!, G-Star), Poor Theatre Company in South Africa and Staatstheater Nürnberg. He directs Einstein Design in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he and his technicians produce his designs in-house.