Five Transformit Projects Receive International Achievement Awards

At the 2019 Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo, the IFAI announced the winners of their annual International Achievement Awards. Five projects that Transformit designed, fabricated, and/or contributed to were recipients of an IAA. Each of these installations represent a collaboration of art and design with multiple partners.

Special thanks and congratulations to our co-winners and collaborators:  Conservation International, Cool Shadow (of Loisos + Ubbelohde), Maine Craft Gallery, Quiring General, Scattergood Design, SmithGroup, Thinc Design, Vision3, and Studio HHH, who's original sculpture 'Serpentine', created for Illuminus Boston and featuring eight Transformit 'Pixies', won Best in Category for Fabric Environments as well as receiving top honors with an Award of Excellence in the Fabric Art sub-category.

 

2019 Industrial Fabrics Association International / International Achievement Awards
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Serpentine
Best in Category — Fabric Environments
Award of Excellence — Fabric Environments / Fabric Art

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Tags: Custom, Textile Architecture, Exhibits, Acoustic Treatment, Interior Design, Shade, Mesh, IFAI, Awards & Recognitions, Fabric Art, Virtual Reality

Acoustic FireFlys at the Library

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In the years since the Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine was last renovated, which was in 1998, the Library’s staff recognized that the addition of dedicated spaces for teens would provide a tremendous benefit to the community. To provide this space, the Library collaborated with Scattergood Design of Portland, architects of the 1998 expansion and renovation, to create a distinctive Teen Area within the existing building. Recently completed, the centerpiece of the Library’s new Teen Area is a two-story “pilot-house” study carrel with floor-to-ceiling interior windows, a range of seating, study and maker spaces, and a view from a birds-nest perch of the Kennebec River, home of the historic shipyard downriver at Bath Ironworks.

Suspended overhead in the carrel is an array of 5’ x 8’ Transformit Sentry FireFlys.

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Tags: Acoustic Treatment, Fabric Art

The North Face Exhibit at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011

In July 2010, art director Caleb Brown asked us to help design a new exhibit for The North Face at Outdoor Retailer, a twice-yearly industry show in Salt Lake City. For years, The North Face had exhibited privately, in meeting rooms away from the main show floor. New management wanted to rejoin the activity on the show floor, and to invite the entire show audience to experience The North Face.

The North Face at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2011
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Tags: Custom, The North Face, Exhibits, Acoustic Treatment

Woodstock Graphic/Acoustic Panels at the Museum at Bethel Woods

In May of 2008, a new museum about Woodstock and the Sixties opened in Bethel, NY on the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival. Designed by Gallagher & Associates, the museum features artifacts, interactive displays and never-before-seen film footage. The New York Times called it "... a tie-dyed time machine that puts those iconic three days of peace, love and music into historical context."

Woodstock Museum at Bethel Woods, Kesey Magic Bus, sound-absorbing museu graphic panels

photo courtesy The Museum at Bethel Woods
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Tags: Graphics, Museums, Exhibits, Acoustic Treatment