Inspired by the window ornaments of the Middle East, the fixture is crafted from precisely cut pieces inflexibly held together by their tight proximity. The structure uses offset acrylic diffusion surfaces with contrasting warm and cool lights to create washes of color that subtly change upon interaction to convey a variety of moods. This responsiveness was fostered by embedded motion sensors, which blur the line between observer and participant, while creating a stunning visual interplay between light, space and audience. Transposed from the window screen to the room’s center this piece straddles the line between past and present; it is simultaneously familiar and surprising, poetic yet durable, vintage with a hint of vanguard.
Molded from a custom-made concrete mix the fixture echoes the personality of its place of creation, Brooklyn’s industrial sector; an area comprised of cement and brick, production warehouses that outlive the newest trend of its gentrifying neighbors. The fixture’s aggregate coloring and smooth feel present the piece as utilitarian while its straightforward design emits a minimalist air. The lamp is suspended by a black nylon-wrapped wire and should complement any area with its simplicity while remaining inimitable with its ingenuity.
The result is a structure whose physicality won’t dominate the designated space--only its effect. With a limited edition of 22 in creation, the hand crafted hexagonal pendant lamp captures the character of the manufacturing industry while avoiding its systematic and detached production system.
Artistic and playful commission for the Knock Down Center, this obstacle is made of rotating/pivoting oak sticks that create an infinitely dynamic course. Guests can rearrange the stick if they wish, or approach the course as it was left by previous players.
The revolving sticks themselves have a phonetic quality that is achieved when the golf ball hits and bounces off, while the concrete base and obstacles are intended to withstand a variety of weather conditions and immature people stepping on them. Estimates at a par 4, it is possible to get it in 1, making you feel super awesome.
“Built in 1903, Knock Down Center was a glass factory and then a door factory. Now it is an impressive anachronism: an expansive space becoming a cultural center on three acres in south Queens, where eclectic pursuits will converge to usher in a new era of experimentation, risk and economic sustainability.” - www.knockdowncenter.com
This stool represents the first venture in to Open Source design with special focus on a minimalistic and functional structure. Filtered in to a clear DYI documentation, which you can download here, all thats needed are some standard tools, a total of under $30 in materials and a visit to your local hardware store (which will cut all the wood for you). Enjoy
the life enriching effect of all the rivers and clean bodys of water in switzerland inspired this geographically accurate light, whose nighttime illumination permeates through the veins of each waterway