Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Mobile at Home

You know we love seeing pictures of our mobiles hanging in their final homes, so we were thrilled to get pictures of this mobile we designed for a private residence in Maryland.

And we were even more thrilled to get this e-mail from the client: “This is so overwhelmingly beautiful—much better than I ever imagined. This is truly a treasured work of art. Thank you.”

Ok, our day is 100% made.

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Staircase Pre-Fab #3

Here’s another project in our queue. This is the overhead view of a flowing Pre-Fab #3 Mobile that will hang over the staircase of a medical building. This entire piece will include 65 individual mobiles strung together down the staircase. It was designed to complement other artwork in the area, and the orange pieces represent koi fish. We can’t wait to see it come together!

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Tulsa Mall Hanging Mobile

Here it is! The hanging mobile we created for the children’s play area of a Tulsa mall. The children’s play area hasn’t been installed quite yet, but we can’t wait wait to see it. The bottom picture shows how the mobile’s shapes cast colorful shadows on the floor below. We hope the children of Tulsa love it!

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Tulsa Mall Mobile Installation

Matt and Ben spent some quality time in Tulsa installing a large hanging mobile over what will soon be a children’s play area in a local mall. Here’s a peek at the staging and beginning phases of installation.

To minimize disruption to the mall, Matt and Ben installed the mobile through the night. They were tempted to explore the vacant mall (except a few mall cops), but they stayed pretty darn focused on the task at hand. (Although an Aunt Anne’s pretzel or an Orange Julius would’ve been nice.)

Pictures of the final hanging mobile coming soon!

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Research and Development

These pictures of rods and components might not seem terribly exciting, but we’re kinda pumped about them. They’re the result of some serious brainstorming and problem solving.

See, some of our mobiles (like the one pictured way below) have large frames, which can be really difficult and expensive to ship. The frame pictured below would normally require a 7-foot by 7-foot by 1-foot crate. (Big, heavy, and expensive to ship!)

On one particular project, we had to reduce shipping costs (and eliminate installation costs) to meet the client’s budget. We won’t bore you with all the details, but Matt and Ben used their engineering and industrial design skills to develop an all-new way to create the frame: The components pack down together into a much smaller box for shipping, and it’s relatively simple for the recipient to re-assemble. So instead of shipping a huge crate with a 7-foot by 7-foot footprint, we can fit the same frame into a box that’s 6 inches by 6 inches by 7 feet. (Compact, not-so-heavy, and reasonable to ship!)

So thanks for letting us brag… we’re just excited to use this on future projects!

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Color Selections

You might be surprised to know how many decisions go into the design process when we’re creating large-scale custom mobiles.

We work closely with clients to help them determine the best options for their space—how much room should the piece take? What materials should we use? How large should each individual shape be? How should the individual shapes be spaced? And on and on and on… (Don’t worry, it’s not a painful process! (But if you REALLY dislike decisions, our pre-fab mobile designs are a great option…))

One of the more fun decisions for clients is color selection. Here are a few options for the skylight ceiling sculpture we’re in the process of fabricating. Check back soon to see the final decision!

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