ball nogues studio: tablecloth

ball nogues studio: tablecloth

table cloth for the courtyard at schoenberg hall by ball nogues studio all photos © scott mayoral courtesy ball nogues studio

american ball nogues studio have just completed ‘tablecloth’, an installation in the courtyard of schoenberg hall, UCLA – serving as an integrated set piece and backdrop for performance and everyday social interaction.

it will officially opening this evening with a performance hosted by the herb alpert school of music.

ball nogues studio: tablecloth

the table cloth is comprised of 268 tables and stools linked together collectively to create a ‘fabric’ that hangs from a steel beam on the east wall of the courtyard. when the table cloth meets the ground, it unrolls to form an intimate ‘in the round’ performance area. visitors can sit on the tables and stools within this area. because of the work’s size and the materials used, its presence within the space will help reduce reverberation and alter acoustical phenomena within the space.

the three legged furniture was created through a cnc router, each shaped differently.

upon dismantling, the seating and tables will be given away to the UCLA community.

ball nogues studio: tablecloth from behind

ball nogues studio: tablecloth connected with rings and

ball nogues studio: tablecloth

ball nogues studio: tablecloth detail of legs

ball nogues studio: tablecloth

ball nogues studio: tablecloth tables and stools on the ground

ball nogues studio: tablecloth view from above

ball nogues studio: tablecloth

the project  is a collaboration between the UCLA department of architecture and urban design, the herb albert school of music, and UCLA design media arts. structural engineering and analysis was performed by buro happold los angeles and matthew melnyk.

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