ball nogues studio: feathered edge ball nogues studio: feathered edge
aug 12, 2009

ball nogues studio: feathered edge

installation view of ‘feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio’ at MOCA pacific design center, 2009 photo by brian forrest

feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio MOCA pacific design center, los angeles july 26 – november 15, 2009

the los angeles based design firm ball-nogues studio recently unveiled their latest installation at the MOCA pacific design center. the site-specific installation is made from over 21 miles of coloured string hung from a double-height skylight to create a colourful sculptural environment. ‘feathered edge’ is the third work by ball–nogues studio in their ‘suspensions’ series, which investigates the convergence of digital technology and hand-craft techniques. like the other works in the ‘suspensions’ series, this design modulates space without utilizing solid forms. the length of each string is calculated and attached by hand to a mesh using a method inspired by traditional latch-hook rug making. the piece is first designed using computer software and in the case of ‘feathered edge’, the colouring and cutting of the string was also mechanized. the show was curated by brooke hodge and coordinated by alma ruiz.

http://www.ball-nogues.com installation view of ‘feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio’ at MOCA pacific design center, 2009 photo by brian forrest

installation view of ‘feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio’ at MOCA pacific design center, 2009 photo by brian forrest

installation view of ‘feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio’ at MOCA pacific design center, 2009 photo by brian forrest

installation view of ‘feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio’ at MOCA pacific design center, 2009 photo by brian forrest

installation view of ‘feathered edge: a new installation by ball-nogues studio’ at MOCA pacific design center, 2009 photo by brian forrest

  • this really reminds me of the outdoor string installations by [hu] Man vs Machine seen in [url=http://www.colectiva.tv/wordpress/lang/en-us/hu-man-vs-machine/] Colectiva [/url]

    Stefan says:
  • oh man that’s beautiful. i’ve got to see this before I go back to school

    Lucy says:
  • Dreamlike beauty!

    David says:

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