I am honored and excited to have been asked to make a custom mobile (shown below) for Robert A. M. Stern Architects’ room at this year’s Kips Bay Designer Show House, which will be open to the public from May 2nd to June 1st 2017 and is located at 125 East 65th Street in NYC. If you get a chance to go see it, Robert A. M. Stern Architects were given one of the main rooms on the first floor of the show house where the mobile will be on display (and for sale).
sheet metal, wire and paint
39 in height x 30 in width / 99 cm height x 76 cm width
The 3D printing company we use (Shapeways) has a cyber monday sale today (Nov 28 2016): Free shipping + 25% off your order with code SMALLBIZMONDAY via our shop.
Proposals for a large suspended custom sculpture (mobile) for an atrium at a children’s hospital. The color combinations are based on the interior colors as well as the colors within the logo of the children’s hospital. The overall design concept for the building is derived from nature to include water, forest and sky, blending the exterior and interior experience together, which is also reflected in several of these design proposals.
Dimensions: approx 30ft x 20ft x 10ft (9m x 6m x 3m)
Materials: metal (aluminum) and paint (powder coating)
Weight: approx 150lbs (70kg)
Calder style / Calder inspired Mobile:
River – Bridge – Trees – Hospital – Sun – Mobile:
An animation of the various designs to illustrate their 3-dimensionality:
In 2013, I collaborated with Henry Segerman to create a first of its kind collection of 3D Printed Mobiles. Outside of being Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Oklahoma State University, Henry has since established himself as one of the leading figures in the new world of math and 3D printing. This month he has a new book out titled Visualizing Mathematics with 3D Printing in which he takes readers on a fascinating tour of two-, three-, and four-dimensional mathematics, exploring Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, symmetry, knots, tilings, and soap films.
The book includes more than 100 color photographs of 3D printed models, and has a sister website that features virtual three-dimensional versions of the models for readers to explore.
Read the review on Wired “Can’t Imagine Shapes in 4 Dimensions? Just Print Them Out” and also take a look at Henry’s amazing 3D Printed Mathematical Art.