Fave spot: Furnishings by Jürgen Mayer H. in New York's Times Square
Client: Times Square Arts
Architect: Jürgen Mayer H. Wilko Hoffmann
Location: Times Square NYC, Broadway Pedestrian Plazas
XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE is the collective name of three lounger-like elements that have taken their place in the heart of New York City, namely in the pedestrian zone of traffic-calmed Times Square. The "X"-like intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue that forms Times Square provided the inspiration for the three X-shaped items.
XXX TIMES SQUARE WITH LOVE is the first result of a commission to have furniture custom-designed in an endeavour to make the new Times Square plazas particularly attractive. The bright pink installation is the work of Berlin architect Jürgen Mayer H.
Offering a moment of leisure in the bustle of the city, the loungers not only attract attention but each one provides four people the opportunity to sit or even lie down and take in the city from a new angle.
Jürgen Mayer H. states, "Lying down on XXX allows for a completely different perception of Times Square and its media presence. The view goes vertical while you are broadcast via many of the public webcams of Times Square looking down on you. And besides your new perspective on the skyline, you might want to snap a selfie of yourself relaxing to share your XXX with friends and family."