Here's a time lapse video Ben created to document the loooooong drive to Detroit last month and installation process. Enjoy!
Completing the Detroit hotel mobile was thrilling. And waking up the next morning to an inbox full of happy e-mails from the clients was the cherry on top.
"Love it and really believe this has been a missing piece in our atrium. Really well done in my opinion, and should really tie in nicely with all the components of our lobby."
"It looks fantastic!! Very pleased team. Good job in making it all come together."
"Thank you for all your hard work on this piece. We're looking forward to the next one!"
The good news is that the Detroit hotel mobile is finished! The great news is that the installation couldn't have gone more smoothly. And the REALLY great news is that the guys got home via Alaska Airlines instead of Budget truck!
Matt and Ben survived the three-day trek to Detroit. They passed through eight states and consuming massive amounts of orange Gatorade and Blue Diamond salt & vinegar almonds along the way. And the best part? Not one single "Are we there yet?!?!?" was uttered. [High five]
Here's a little peek into the inner workings of Ekko Mobiles right now. All hands are on deck to finish the Detroit hotel project. Here you can see a huge stash of fabric, some frames getting fitted with fabric, and a couple of hard-working ladies showing off their work (and thrilled to be almost done with this project)!
Crowded. Really crowded.
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'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!