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Y-3 Projection Wall


On September 9th 2012, Y-3 celebrated their 10th Anniversary with their 2013 S/S Fashion Show. As a backdrop to the celebration, Y-3 commissioned artist Dev Harlan to create 200 foot long 3D projection wall with an array of 660 skewed pyramids. For the fabrication and installation of the wall, Dev turned to Situ Fabrication.

The pyramids were CNC cut out of light-weight Ultraboard and then folded and seamed as sets of three. Interlocking tabs were integrated to quickly attach the pyramids to a plywood substructure. Dev Harlan then mapped projections to the 3D geometry and brought the wall to life.

More photos of the project are available here.

Hava Nagila Opening with MTWTF at the Museum of Jewish Heritage


Last night we celebrated the opening of “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with our design partners at MTWTF. The show opens to the public today and will be on view at the museum until May 2013.

Photograph by Keith Sirchio

Above one of the 7 sound domes, each playing a different version of the song.

Installing Hava Nagila exhibition from Situ Studio on Vimeo.

Carpet Art Auction at Interface


Yesterday evening we joined members of the design community to support DIFFA. Interior Design hosted the Carpet Art auction as part of Idea Lab 2012 to benefit the Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids. Situ Studio was among a group of artists and designers asked to come up with innovative pieces using only carpet tiles and materials.

Above an image of Situ’s Modular Acoustical Wall contribution. The modules are constructed out of individual carpet tiles that are scored, folded and assembled into 3-dimensional units that can be tiled and arranged in multiple configurations.

A detail of the carpet modules.

The event was sponsored by Interface and held at their Midtown-Manhattan showroom. At the left of the photo a piece by Elizabeth Von Lehe/ICrave Design.

Hava Nagila Installation


We are in the process of installing sound domes for the “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People” exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The domes will be installed with motion sensors that activate to 5 play different landmark versions of the song. The show opens September 13th at the museum in lower Manhattan.

Preparing sound dome for installation


Motion sensor assembly for speaker activation

Idea Lab 2012 to Benefit DIFFA


As we prepare for the upcoming Idea Lab 2012 event, we begin to assemble our FLOR carpet modules and to assess the variable frame and structure of the paneling system.

Carpet tile assembly

We worked with FLOR carpet tiles to design and fabricate a modular acoustic wall system, which will be presented September 6th at Interface in New York. An auction of all Idea Lab artworks will benefit DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS).


Modular Acoustical Carpet System


Inspired by our own use of FLOR carpet squares in the “Hava Nagila” exhibition, we are currently working to design and fabricate a modular acoustical wall panel system for our contribution to Interior Design’s DIFFA Interface Event this fall.


Acoustical wall panel

The system is comprised of three dimensional units, pentagonal in plan, which tessellate variably. See 1:48 model below.

Tile mock-ups

Each unit will be constructed out of a  standard FLOR 19.7″ carpet square, which is then cut, scored, and folded accordingly. We have assembled several mock components, pictured below.

Modular carpet prototype

The installation at the Interface event will demonstrated a sample coverage of approximately 6 feet of wall. However, ultimately the flexibility of the system means each unit can infinitely tile and be arranged to accommodate a variety of spaces.

Hava Nagila Sound Domes


We’ve begun fabrication on the seven custom-designed sound domes for the “Hava Nagila” exhibition. Each sound dome is comprised of twelve unique ACP pedals CNC routed and scored. The scoring is not only aesthetic, but allows for additional material flexibility when bending the ACP into its final parabolic form.

The twelve flat routed and scored ACP panels

Panels being pinned to a central plate which will also support the internal speaker

Hava Nagila: Sound Domes


For the exhibition, “Hava Nagila: A Song for the People,” we will be constructing seven custom-designed parabolic sound domes. The sound domes will feature an etched patterned exterior and a mirror interior surface.

Above is a collection of sound dome prototypes we created at a 1:12 scale exploring etching patterns, edge treatment and the overall shape of the parabolic form.

The sound domes will be constructed out of aluminum composite panel which has been generously donated by Nudo.

The photo above, of a 1:1 sound dome prototype we developed in our studio, shows the interior mirror finish of the dome and how it reflects the colors, images and people throughout the space.

Dutchess County Residence


Last month Situ Fabrication produced a media cabinet and bed frame designed by Allied Works Architecture for a residence in upstate New York. The media cabinet is built out of stainless steel and custom mahogany and white oak plywood. The doubly-curved chamfer on the cabinet faces reveals the alternating layers of the plywood and allows access to the integrated door pulls.

The bed frame is made out of solid walnut with composite metal on chamfered faces.

More photos of the project are available here.


Leila Heller Gallery Desk


Situ Fabrication recently completed a reception desk designed by Hariri & Hariri for the Leila Heller Gallery. The desk is made of fiberglass reinforced plywood with Corian worksurfaces and can either function as two separate tables or come together into one crystalline form.

More photos of the project are available here.

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