Jonathan Prince's New York dealer, Cynthia Reeves, met with Gensler Design recently in Houston, Texas as an art consultant for their client ExxonMobil, who was interested in making acquisitions for their new headquarters. After presenting Prince's work, Gensler, drawn to the geometric elements of Prince's sculpture, asked if he would be interested in designing the lobby seating for Exxon's new headquarters.
Gensler sent conceptual imagery for the space, and Prince was immediately taken by the beauty of the stratified, geological landscapes they were showing and inspired by. The idea of designing a series of functional, sculptural seating elements loosely based upon the imagery was developed and is called the Strata Seating Series. See works in progress below.