Inspired by organic architectural surfaces, the owner of the Play Café was looking for a distinctive architectural element to act as signage as well as a sculptural moment within the space.
Our role was to work with the client in developing the design and to fabricate the sign for installation in the café. The topographic aesthetic was created by dividing surfaces into “fins”. Each 1/8” plywood fin was CNC cut, painted and set into a frame before being recessed flush with the adjacent marble finish. The sign became the focal point for the cafe and has surely become the backdrop for some fun/weird photos.
Collaborators: Peter Himmelstein Architect
Phase: Design and Fabrication
Location: Play Cafe. New York, NY.