Wood / fiber animal lamps. Pricey but could be an icon for high-end playroom or maker space.
KOI: http://lzf-lamps.com/products/koi/ $54,000
Elephant: http://lzf-lamps.com/products/elephant/ $29,400
Fish: http://lzf-lamps.com/products/fish/ $20,000
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Interesting light fixtures for creative / imaginative space -children’s gallery, maker, etc.
This company specializes in creating simple geometric forms that visitors can assemble and combine into large integrated structures. Could apply to Maker, Engineering, Art, Physics content, among others, as well as special themed events (i.e. a riff on Cardboard City). They don’t seem to be exploiting the decoration aspect of such structures, which could add richness, originality and personalization to the work. They also produce a variety of small Maker style projects i.e. individual stools or lamps, that would seem to be nearly fool proof yet satisfying activities. Hat tip to Joseph for this one.
Here’s the company:
And a post on a recent installation:
A few pics from various projects below:
These guys just opened a small shop in Grandview. Could be an interesting resource for custom built furniture or objects that need that repurposed, found object look. I wouldn’t use them for exhibit cabinets but if you needed say, 10 stools for a Maker area that needed to look hand-made, or barn wood table tops to attach to pre-built metal frames, these guys would probably be a good resource. – Sean
This is a really nice example of some of the outside the box thinking in terms of unique ways to touch, touch screens. Watch the video. It will make sense 🙂 I feel like this is the kinda stuff in the near future we could be doing to make touch screen media more interactive!
Here’s a different take a on cardboard based play / creation area. The structures were created by architecture students and then set-up in a children’s play area for additional physical exploration, construction, creation, and decoration activities. I can imagine an ambitious Maker space where these types of structures can be made (with a little guidance) and contributed to a play area for use by other visitors. Something pretty great about visitors creating the construction materials / cliimbing structures that other visitors are using to build with or explore… and the “feel” of the resulting space is certainly less chaotic than some of the Cardboard city examples we’ve seen. – Sean