Restaurant Ceiling Sculpture Installation

Matt and Ben are in Columbia, Missouri as we speak, finishing up an installation for the bar area of a new restaurant.

Some hangups with installation site schedule required Matt and Ben to get creative with their time and resources. The work site wasn’t quite ready for them to access, so their rental minivan (randomly upgraded from economy) turned into an assembly workspace.

Once they were able to access the site, all went smoothly. Time consuming and tedious, but smoothly. Final installation pictures coming soon!


Valley Children's Hospital Mobile

Matt and Ben trekked to Bakersfield, California last week to install this massive Mosaic-inspired mobile in the new Valley Children’s Hospital.

The mobile’s pieces were so large that instead of building and shipping an enormous crate, the guys rented U-haul and drove 865 miles south. (And just hours after they drove through, a portion of I-5 was shut down for six days, due to wildfires!)

The installation went smoothly, and we’re thrilled with how well the mobile works with the space. (And the guys were especially thrilled to fly home instead of drive.)

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Completed Copper Mobile

This copper mobile is finished and headed to its owners in Seattle. We can’t wait to see pictures of it hanging in its final home!

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Restaurant Ceiling Sculpture Materials

Next month, we’re traveling to Missouri to install this ceiling sculpture in a brand-new restaurant. We designed the sculpture to incorporate felt shapes, helping the restaurant’s acoustics by absorbing noise from the bar area. The felt shapes will have a wood backing, to provide structure, and we’ll create sets of mini-mobiles strung together to span the bar area. Stay tuned for installation pictures!

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Future Mobile Maker?

Matt’s son came home from art camp yesterday, thrilled to share his creation—a stabile!


Copper Mobile Materials

We’re making headway on the copper mobile for a Seattle-area residence. We’re working with the clients to nail down the copper finishes that will be coordinate with their home. Here’s a peek at some options.

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Hervé Tullet Mobile

The mobile below was part of a really exciting collaboration with Hervé Tullet, children’s book author and illustrator extraordinaire (and definitely a favorite in the Richards household).

Hervé’s artwork is on exhibit at the Seoul Art Center, now through October. He wanted to include a hanging mobile among his creations, so several months ago, he reached out to Matt to collaborate. Here’s the Hervé Tullet-style mobile they designed and created together.

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Ekko Workshop on Instinct

Recent text from Matt’s mom: “Is this one of Matt’s? It is on the show Instinct!”

Yes, yes it is! (And impressive eagle eyes, Matt’s mom!)


p.s. You can get one here!