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A weeklong student workshop to produce a new reactive architectural installation for NYC Design Week 2012
A weeklong student workshop to produce a new reactive architectural installation for NYC Design Week 2012
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Have you ever wondered what buildings will look like in the future? If the kind of interactivity we have come to expect in our devices will ever make it's way into the architecture we inhabit?

Soon, just as we can sense a space as calm, contemplative or frenetic, the space itself will be able to sense our presence and react accordingly.

This May, The Principals and 20 students from the Art Institute of New York will take the first step to allow the public to be able to experience this new type of architectural space.  Over 1 week, we will instruct the students in the construction of a reactive architectural environment that will open to the public during New York Design Week, May 19-21.  

Students will learn to network a series of sensors, motors and micro-controllers through a unique system developed by The Principals in their Brooklyn studio.

QUILT FURNITURE LINE

In support, The Principals have designed a new limited edition furniture line inspired by the installation entitled - Quilt

Contribute $25 or more and receive the Quilt Coaster Set, 3 coasters made of oiled oak and produced in a limited quantity of 75.

Contribute $75 or more and receive the Quilt Fruit Bowl.  Made of oiled poplar and produced in a limited quantity of 50.

Contribute $225 or more and receive the Quilt Side Table.  Constructed of 3/4" OSB stained in 3 shades of grey and produced in a limited quantity of 25.

COSMIC QUILT COMMEMORATIVE POSTER AND POSTCARD

Designed by Graphic Designer Lea Delion. 

Contribute $30 and receive the Cosmic Quilt Poster, limited quantity of 50. 

Contribute $10 and receive the Cosmic Quilt Postcard, unlimited. 

BIOGRAPHY

Based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn our studio focuses on industrial design, interactive environments and the influence of new technologies on traditional craftsmanship.  We are also committed to educating a new generation of designers to the potential of embracing the new without abandoning the old.

Check out some of our other workshops and installations we have completed leading up to the Cosmic Quilt:

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    COSMIC QUILT POSTCARD - Designed by talented Graphic Designer Lea Delion, Display this handsome postcard on your fridge, use it as a book mark, the possibilities are endless!

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    QUILT COASTER SET - Set of 3 coasters when assembled form into an equilateral triangle, allows you to enjoy a nice cup of tea with your 2 closest friends without risk of damaging your table. Constructed from 1/4" oiled oak and limited to an edition of 75.

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    COSMIC QUILT POSTER - Adorn you wall with this far out poster and show your support for the exploration of future architectures. Designed by our friend Lea Delion.

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    QUILT FRUIT BOWL - Arrange your fruit and impress your friends with this stylish Fruit Bowl. Constructed of oiled poplar and limited to an edition of 50.

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    QUILT SIDE TABLE - Triangle shaped side table, perfect for both geometrically and non-geometrically arranged living rooms. Constructed of stained OSB in 3 shades with just a touch of grey and limited to an edition of 25.

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