Groove Grove, our latest social furniture installation, is now open in an exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA). The exhibition, Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records explores the cultural and social meaning of vinyl records. Curated by René de Guzman and designed by OMCA’s Scott Moulton and MoreLab/Rebar’s Matthew Passmore, Vinyl includes a group listening area, where museum visitors can play records for a group of friends and other interested folks.
Inspired by the bean bag chairs found in groovy basement listening rooms across America and the world, Groove Grove comprises five 18-foot long bean bag modules that can be reconfigured by museum visitors to create a range of social spaces for optimal vinyl listening, socializing and play.
Like many of our projects, Groove Grove was a collaborative effort, with Jeanne Henzel from Joona Creates providing design consultation and fabrication.
The Vinyl exhibition runs through July 27, 2014.