Loungeworks brings Transformit to the Variety BC Show of Hearts Telethon

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When HiKu Productions, producer of Variety British Columbia’s live eight-hour Show of Hearts Telethon, was developing a new set design for the telethon, they turned to Loungeworks, Transformit’s partner in Vancouver, to help realize their vision.

“This year we changed set designs after 18 years, and wanted to go with a modern design that was flexible and adaptable to the different show components we were working with,” noted Scott Hinde of HiKu Productions. “The Transformit pieces allowed us to change the look and feel quickly and effectively during our eight-hour non-stop broadcast.”

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Tags: Custom, Ready-Made, Stages, Projection

IFAI Award Winning Monster Fish for National Geographic Traveling Exhibit

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The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) awarded Transformit a 2016 Outstanding Achievement award for a giant H. polylepis.

A what?

The explanation starts with Zeb. The passion of Zeb Hogan, host of National Geographic Live’s Monster Fish television series, has inspired a traveling exhibition, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants. While most of the exhibition’s fish are sculpted in traditional materials such as plaster, clay or fiberglass, a giant freshwater stingray (Himantura polylepis) was specified as a lightweight tension fabric sculpture, because of its sheer size (8′ x 15′) and the need to suspend it overhead.

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Tags: Custom, Museums, Traveling Exhibits

Fabric Sculpture 'Aqua Vibrant'

Aqua_Vibrant.jpgTransformit's founder and president Cindy Thompson won a 2014 public art commission from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to build her tension-fabric installation, Aqua Vibrant. Designed to occupy the overhead space of the Academic Commons at Lakes Region Community College, an 85-foot long room connecting two classroom buildings, the piece celebrates and takes inspiration from nearby Lake Winnipesaukee and New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Aqua Vibrant was installed this past summer in time for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Tags: Custom, Art, Cynthia Thompson, Education, Hand Painted Graphics, Mesh

Custom Tensioned Fabric at Husson University

When WBRC Architects of Bangor, Maine designed the new performing arts center at Husson University, they knew the lobby/ atrium of the Gracie Theater would want something more. John Rohman, principal at WBRC, called on Transformit's Cindy Thompson. John is a former mayor of Bangor, chair of the Maine Arts Commission, and a well-known creative economy ativist. He and Cindy had worked together on the governor's Creative Economy Conference.

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Tags: Custom, Light Diffusion, Shade, Mesh

IFAI Awards - Custom Wayfinding at Discovery Parks & Daylighting Diffusers a the NCMA


Transformit has received two Outstanding Achievement awards from IFAI, the Industrial Fabrics Association International. Our installation at Discovery Parks Vancouver (shown here) won in the category Fabric Art.

Daylighting Diffusers at The North Carolina Museum of Art (below) won in the category Commercial Interiors.

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Tags: Custom, Light Diffusion, Wayfinding, IFAI, Awards & Recognitions

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

Maine Lobsters "Wicked Good" Flight

"Crustacean Avengers" Win First Prize at Red Bull FLUGTAG Chicago. In early September, a team of theatrical, fanatical flight enthusiasts calling themselves the "Crustacean Avengers" took part in the Red Bull FLUGTAG (German for "Fly Day"), on Chicago's Lake Michigan waterfront. 29 teams, chosen by Red Bull from hundreds of applicants, competed.

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Christina Senechal pilots the team's aircraft to a smooth, wet landing after a flight of 120 feet, by far the longest of the day. She is followed into the lake by four cheering Maine lobsters. Photo courtesy of Red Bull.

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Tags: Custom, Transformit Sponsored