For the Detroit hotel project, we created a scale model for the client. We had the shapes created by a local 3D-printing fabricator (which kinda makes us want a 3D printer...). Then Matt spent a good chunk of time hanging, balancing, and refining the model. Then he spent another chunk of time figuring out how to safely ship it! The good news is that it made it safely to the client. Phew!
We're making serious progress on the origami cranes ceiling sculpture. First, we designed this prototype, to replicate the style of an origami crane out of metal:
Then we had a whole bunch of shapes laser cut. Here's the "body" portion of the crane:
And NOW, the body and wing shapes are at the powder-coater. Up next: assembly!
We've got a crazy-busy summer ahead. Here's one of the projects in our queue. It's a 42 foot tall mobile made of fabric stretched over metal frames (kind of like our White Ribbons project from many moons ago). Se'll try to squeeze in time to share updates, so stay tuned!
If you tilt your head, squint your eyes, and look past the clutter and white board notes and random cords hanging from the ceiling, you can see how nicely this mixed-material mobile turned out. We loved putting the laser cutter to work on this project!
If you have a tiny moment to spare, check out this seven-second video of our outdoor kinetic sculpture in motion, along with joyful noises of children in Flagstaff's brand-new Children's Garden.
The landscape designer we worked with sent the kindest e-mail, saying "They're awesome and work spectacularly!" Shucks. We're just grateful we had the opportunity to play a role in this wonderful project.
Matt traveled to Virginia last week to install the logo mobile. Isn't she lovely?
Here's a fun mobile in our queue. It's a custom hanging mobile for a corporate office in Virginia. The mobile will hang in the lobby over a staircase. The design incorporates the company's logo. We can't wait to see this one installed!