softlab: chromatex.me complete softlab: chromatex.me complete
aug 25, 2010

softlab: chromatex.me complete

‘chromatex.me’ by softlab at the bridgegallery in new york all images courtesy of softlab photos by andrew manart

installed at the bridgegallery in manhattan’s lower east side, the construction of ‘chromatex.me‘ by new york-based studio softlab is now complete. the multi-coloured, temporary structure consists of 5,000 uniquely shaped panels held together by binder clips, creating volumous branching tunnels throughout the gallery space.

the project was fully funded by offering a small ownership of the installation in exchange for a small donation through the group’s online kickstarter page. each panel is etched with hundreds of names of those who have funded the project. when the installation is eventually disassembled, they will be shipped to their respective donor’s home.

exterior of the gallery during the installation phase

interior tunnels

looking out to the streets

the installation transforms the window space of the gallery

binder clips

during assembly

names and messages are etched on to the panels with the aid of a laser cutter

  • thats fresh!

    tria says:
  • Man, I don’t want to know what all those paper clips cost…. Refreshing and fun design though!

    andrea says:
  • super dupa fresh! I would really like to see how they would implement this prototype in the design of an actual building!

    Isabel says:
  • fresh fresh fresh fresh:P

    leoski says:
  • Carrie:

    I am so proud of you and your team. I’m going to post the link to my blog as something for the final results. YEAH! I wish I could be there. Don’t keep mom too long. I need her too!

    cheryl says:
  • OMG I love it!

    BP says:
  • it makes me tired just looking at it.. ergs.

    Eric e says:
  • fantastic!

    http://wirbel.org/ says:

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