So what do you do with the zip ties you get at the grocery store once you longer need them? I bet you don’t save them for years until you have 20 000 and then construct a large polar bear out of them. This is exactly what multi-disciplinary firm, Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin did. Well..maybe not the saving part. What an amazing installation by this very fascinating design firm. Here it is in their own words –
“Massimals are 1:1 design objects that serve as prototypes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. These constructs are mass abstractions of animal forms fabricated in systematic fashion from one material. The suggestive forms and their specific arrangement imply docile behavior similar to animals in a petting zoo augmenting the way visitors approach and engage built form.
For the installation in the 2011 Beaux Arts Ball, this Massimal blends in with the lively atmosphere of the party by creating a spectacle in the form of a glowing volume comprised of over 20,000 zip ties. “
A great big thank you to Anthology Magazine for finding this first….