CO-struction Party!

We just finished the design of a display piece for our friends over at NOOKA. The team at NOOKA put together a party last Sunday with loads of  liqour sponsors. The piece looks great with all of the colorful NOOKA products. The party was packed and the overall collaboration was a lot of fun. Can’t wait to move on to the next project with the guys over at NOOKA! you can check out more information about the project here: COstruction

You can check out the piece in person at the DDCLAB in the meatpacking district.

Photos from NOOKA. more after the jump…

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We have been collaborating with NOOKA on a custom display for their watches and Tietz-Baccon for the fabrication of the piece. We worked with them to design a piece that is rigid and organic. We “grew” a display out cubes of varying sizes. The many surfaces created by the intersecting cubes allows for NOOKA products to be displayed in a variety of ways.
NOOKA and a whole list of sponsors are throwing a party at DDCLAB in the meatpacking Sunday May 15th, 2011. If you are in the neighborhood for ICFF you should stop by for a drink! You can find info about the sponsors and the event here: CO-struction
You can also check out some of the geeky stuff we used to generate the geometry of the display here:

The time lapse below was taken by the wonderful guys over at NOOKA!

SOFTlab @ Flash:Light!

Hope you all will make it downtown this weekend for the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas For the New City. A lot of fun and interesting projects are going on around, near, and all over the Bowery! We are producing an installation out of 1500 LEDs and a bunch of Mylar as part of Flash:Light organized by Nuit Blanche New york. Our installation will hang in the entrance to the courtyard of 233 Mott Street. We also produced a piece for projection onto the New Museum facade along with a number of artists including our friends over at Acconci Studio and Terraform One. The projections will start Saturday night May 7th at 8pm. We can’t wait to see the museum breath, melt, get taped, grown, covered in hair and pretty much get transformed into an eight story hot box!

We are also working with Nuit Blanche and the New Museum on a fold up New Museum that features the projection of various artists. If all goes well these will be available on site this weekend. Hope to see you all there… will be a lot of fun!

New Museum Projection!

We are working with a great team of people from Nuit Blanche New York and artists to make projections for the New Museum as part of their Festival of Ideas for the New City. We shot our piece last weekend. It was a lot of fun and most people are creating analog videos. The videos will be projected during the festival weekend at night on Saturday May 7th. If you are in town, you should definitely check it out along with all of the many other great things going on!


We sent out the funnel kits to our Mom and Pop pledges for just in time for Christmas. Thank you all for your support!

We designed the packaging and instruction manual in the studio. Carrie definitely got crazy with the CheeseWiz! Check out more images of the packaging after the jump…

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(n)arcissus Installation!

We are in the middle of installing a site specific installation at the Frankurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt, Germany. Our piece is part of a group exhibit and the opening is this Monday Nov. 15! Lot of great work being installed and next week will be plenty of workshops as part of NODE10. More photos after the jump taken by our good friend and co-curator of the exhibit, Marius Watz.

Group Exhibit:
abstrakt Abstrakt
The Systemized World

Artists: Ralf BaeckerFIELDBen FryLeander HerzogRobert Hodgin, Thilo Kraft, Brandon Morse,Louise Naunton MorganJohn PowersPatrick Raddatz, SOFTlab, Jorinde VoigtZimoun
Curated by:
Marius Watz & Eno Henze

Photos: Marius Watz

Design Team: Michael Szivos, Carrie McKnelly, and Charlotte Vlerick

Installation: Brandt Graves

Thanks to everyone involved!

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SOFTlab @ Node10

We are heading  to Frankfurt, Germany this week to install a piece for Node10. Looking forward to doing our first piece outside of the USofA (unless Brooklyn counts!) and hanging out with the other artist/designers involved in the show. The show is curated by Eno Henze and our good friend Marius Watz. If you are in the EU and close to Frankfurt it will definitely be worth checking out. A lot of interesting work from around the world. Opening is Nov. 15th and there will be a number of lectures and events happening during the week.

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Our good friends over at Nooka posted about thee end of Its worth checking out there blog, they are always looking to collaborate and have an interesting range of people stopping by the studio like Amber Rose and Karim.

Prototype 4a Install

We are installing a piece this week for the  The Business of Aura show at the Elga Wimmer Gallery. The piece is continuation of research that has been going on in our studio for the past four years. The research is based on the idea of creating a surface out of modular pieces and connections that allow for construction of a unique surface. All of the tooling for the piece has been automated through MEL. The tooling also includes the labels needed for the construction of the piece. This not only makes this method of construction feasible, but also negates the need for any type of drawings, whether they be representational or construction documents. The tooling is produced directly from the model and in this case sent directly to a laser cutter.

This particular piece is the first time the studio has tested the system as a structural shape/skin using ¼” plywood. The prototype is meant to be one of a cluster of similar free form columns that would connect at the top to make a small pavilion. It is a prototype for a pavilion we are currently proposing as part of an architecture and visual art event. The prototype is made of 328 plywood panels and 904 custom acrylic clips. The piece is partially covered by gold mylar laminated chipboard.

The MEL script we have written for this method of construction is gradually becoming more robust as we produce each new piece. We will make it public here soon once it has been tamed a little more.

Thanks to our team:
and special thanks to Corey Kingston for making sure it all came together!
Carrie McKnelly
Sean Madigan
Tyler O’Rielley
Elliot White

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It was a long month and an even longer week but totally worth it! An amazing time lapse above, shot by our friend Andrew Manart, shows the full week of production inside the bridgegallery. 4500 lasercut/printed panels and 17000 binder clips later we are all very happy with how it turned out. The best part is that it was a lot of fun! These projects always take us to our limit, but everyone involved was not only great at getting things done, but fun to hang out with. The installation will be up until September 26th at the bridgegallery. 98 Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of NYC. If you didn’t make it to the opening it is definitely worth stopping by. Everyone asks if they can take pictures… OF COURSE! We would like to thank Marilyn for letting us do our thing at the bridgegallery and kickstarter for providing such a great platform to help us and other people fund their crazy ideas. This project would not have been possible without the help from all of our friends. THANK YOU! Design Team: Michael Szivos, Jose Gonzalez, Carrie McKnelly, Elliot White, Tyler O’Rielley, Troy Zezula, Sean Madigan, Corey Kingston Installation: Julia Schleppe, Andrew Manart, Simon Kristak, David Gonzalez, Andrew Chen, Anthony Buccellato, Laura Vincent, Michael House, Brandt Graves, Austin Smith, Andrew Sutton, Alan Tansey, Mac Glovinsky, Robin Jones Photo above: Alan Tansey A bunch more great photos after the jump… Continue reading