HEAD IN THE SKY is an outdoor space for working and thinking: a safe place for concentration for people who don’t want to retreat into their own private domain, especially mentally. The title hints at the opportunity to keep a clear head, to dream and imagine. While the object is open to the top to give thoughts free rein, verticals along the sides constrain the space. The hot-zinc galvanised mesh structure offers a bench to sit on, a form of table and a shelf within a very limited area. The weatherproof material screens, yet remains permeable.

The project was originally commissioned by the Design Museum, London, where it was exhibited as part of the NEW/OLD exhibition. It looked at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age.

Project assistant: Jan Heinzelmann (KGID)
Co-Producer: The Design Museum, London