Place: History in the Making – Event Summary at ARCONAS

place-panel-discussion-cwf-0134-jk-800x530Arconas published a robust summary of the recent Place event at the Denver Art Museum. An excerpt of the summary follows, or you can read the full article here.

Place: History in the Making – Event Summary

On Saturday September 17th, Curtis Fentress and Michael McCoy presented Place®, their revolutionary new airport seating, at the Denver Art Museum. McCoy, a well-known industrial designer, and Fentress, an architect of public projects globally, took us through the early design process from concept to prototype to testing to manufacturing, and finally to marketing an airport seating system that has been embraced by the traveling public.


Photo: Jason A. Knowles © Fentress Architects

McCoy and Fentress are no strangers to airports. Fentress designed Denver International Airport, Incheon International Airport, and the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. McCoy has a history of designing airport seating with Colorado Seating for Artifort. The two designers teamed up to create Place after meeting at an Eero Saarinen lecture. Inspired by Saarinen and Charles Eames’ collaboration to design furniture, McCoy and Fentress decided to team up.

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