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Freight + Salvage

After forty years of operation live music enjoyment in a small industrial space in West Berkeley, the Freight and Salvage began the process of designing a state-of-the-art venue reflecting the not-for-profit organization's culture and heritage. Early in the design process, the Freight's board of directors engaged Swerve to design a comfortable modular seating system for their new home.
(photo © Billy Hustace)

Freight + Salvage

The resulting chair is wider than your average performance seat (at almost two feet across), preventing this folk club from feeling like the pack-them-in auditoria ubiquitous in the performance industry.
(photo © Billy Hustace)

Freight + Salvage

Tables for wine, beer and snacks can be swapped out for any chair in the space, as they are exactly the same width and share common mounting hardware.
(photo © Billy Hustace)

Freight + Salvage

Chairs and tables can be ganged in an ad-hoc fashion, even outside of the performance venue.
(photo © Sharon Risendorph)

Freight + Salvage

With over 550 seats, Ziggy and the Swerve machines worked night and day to produce hardware for the Freight.

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