Here's a little side project Matt created—a mobile-inspired light fixture for his family's recently remodeled kitchen. (Word has it the wife is thrilled.)
Matt and Ben just got back from their yearly trip to Batesville, Arkansas to clean and tune up the White River Mobile. Everything went smoothly, from the flights to the cleaning, hallelujah. And the mobile looks as good as ever!
Here's a peek at the material we'll be using for the restaurant ceiling sculpture in our queue. This thick wool felt was chosen intentionally to help absorb noise from the restaurant's busy bar area. We're huge fans of materials that are both beautiful and functional. The second picture shows the metal frame that we designed to give the leaves shapes structure, while adding a vein-like appearance.
Finishing this project was our top priority last week!
Here are a few pictures of the piece hanging in our shop. The pictures aren't terribly glamorous—our shop is jam packed (aka cluttered) these days! The last few provide a peek into the efforts we take to ensure our mobiles travel safely. We can't wait to see the pair of mobiles hanging at their (more beautiful) destination!
Here's a project in our queue for a Sonora, California-based hospital. It's a ceiling sculpture made of 1,000 origami-inspired cranes (like the ones we designed for this project last year), strung into the shape of the cancer ribbon.
You know that hospital in Florida we're making an enormous fish-inspired series of mobile for? Well, we're also making a wall sculpture for the hospital's pediatric ward—a swarm of 75 metal butterflies, positioned as though they're ready to take flight.
We love changing things up with non-mobile pieces, so we're especially eager to tackle this one! (And after a long winter in Portland, some quality time in Florida will be an nice bonus.)
We just received pictures of the mobile we provided to the medical center in Appleton, Wisconsin. We were relieved to hear the installation went smoothly—and we're loving the final product. Be sure to check out the colorful shadows cast onto the walls in the second picture and the view from outside the building in the third picture.
We just put the finishing touches on the mobile we created for the international middle school in Malaysia. We can't wait to see it hanging in the school's new building (instead of our cluttered shop)!
Well after a few minor hiccups, some sweet-talking our fabrication guys, and some looooonnnng hours, we got the Red Thread Ceiling Sculpture express shipped to the East Coast, where it was installed over the weekend. We're thrilled it's finished. (And relieved it was finished on time!)
Here's a project in our queue for this spring: It's a series of 200 individual mobiles that will "swim along" the entry corridor of a Lakeland, Florida-based hospital. The entire piece will include 800 fish-inspired shapes made of powder-coated perforated steel.