precision mobile by TAIT design co. brings movement to spaces precision mobile by TAIT design co. brings movement to spaces
oct 27, 2015

precision mobile by TAIT design co. brings movement to spaces

precision mobile by TAIT design co. brings movement to spaces
all images © aaron jones




created by TAIT design co.the ‘precision mobile’ is a modular kinetic sculpture designed for high ceilings made of solid brass and stainless steel. when creating the piece, the designers decided to do a mobile to add movement to living and working spaces which they thought lacked a lot of. during the process they faced challenges associated with balance that they solved by finding equilibrium through the use of different end shapes.

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due to the design architecture of the mobile, it can strike many poses and is in constant but subtle flux




in order to create a mobile that could be expandable and interchangeable, a modular system was envisioned. TAIT design co. says, ‘we thought this was not only an interesting design innovation, but also made a lot of sense for the future as we come up with new designs. using this system you can quickly make it larger or smaller by stringing sets together, or even change out the color or shape of the tips – it’s a lot of fun to play with the platform and come up with new designs. we are so excited about the future with this consideration.’


video courtesy of TAIT precision mobile | arrowhead 




the packaging was designed first taking into consideration that it needed to keep safe the component while being shipped and that it should also serve as a place to store the mobile. as for the graphic design and technical drawings on the packaging, they were also created by the team and hand screen printed. 

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close up of the stainless steel arms

tait design precision mobile
repositionable brass balances 

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brass ceiling bearing mount

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arrowhead wings are made of precision cut and bent steel, silver-soldered, and finished with a matte powder coat

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hanging wires drop through the formed arm ends creating 360° articulation 

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55″ custom packaging tube wrapped in a hand-pulled screen print

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to reveal the arrowhead wing tips you just need to pull off the main paper zipper 

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from there, you pull this entire assembly out of the tube

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inside this assembly, there is a smaller tube with another paper zipper

you can buy the precision mobile from the designboom shop here


design credits:


lead product design: matthew tait

associate product design: audrey elkus

manufacturing and design assistance: julian carpenter
photo credits
: aaron jones



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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