We recently installed several Transformit Ready-Made elements (nine circle flats, and a big Dazzle) overhead at Gorham’s new Sullivan House Bakery. Owner Nancy Ames, after a career in the insurance industry, decided it was time to follow her lifelong passion of starting up a small bakery.
We designed our ready-made collections of stretch-fabric elements to help designers bring shape into their event or built environment. Sometimes that project entails defining space within a larger room or shaping the size of a room to fit form to function.
Our collections of Ready-made fabric designs feature elements from eight to thirty feet tall that are ideally suited to defining space, building moveable walls, or creating smaller “rooms” within a larger space. When paired with lighting, these artistic fabric elements that physically shape the room, can also shape the visual environment with color and form. They also add some acoustic absorption to a room, often a welcome addition when there’s a gathering of people in a large hall.
One of our favorite venues locally for creating rooms within a room is a 26,000 square-foot, former locomotive repair facility that was renovated and reopened as an event hall in 2017, Brick South at Thompson’s Point. We first worked in Brick South when Sea Glass Events brought us in to create a room layout for WEX, one of their corporate clients. WEX wanted a fresh and creative environment for an off-site company meeting, and loved the industrial space of Brick South, but they also needed ten conference rooms, a 250-seat theater, a dining room, and a social space.
Tags: Ready-Made, Fabric Rooms, Events, Rooms, Rental
Using daylight simulation to design artful and effective interior shade.Transformit’s artful tension-fabric sculptures are ideally suited to diffusing direct sunlight and providing interior shade. With this in mind, the architects at SmithGroup commissioned Transformit to create an installation in the atrium lobby of a new medical building for the Valley Children’s Medical Group (VCMG) in Modesto, California. Artistically, the client wanted something that evoked a flock of birds in flight. Practically, the sculptural installation needed to provide interior shade for the lobby, particularly over the reception area.
Tags: Light Diffusion, Ready-Made, Textile Architecture, Shade, Fabric Art, Daylighting
We are often asked by event producers and designers if the pieces in our Ready-made collections are available for rent.
Yes, indeed they are!
Our rental shop walls are lined with our inventory of more than 2,000 fabric pieces, stored in our signature goldenrod-colored custom bags. It's quite the sight.
All of the designs in Transformit's Ready-made collections are available for rental.
Tags: Ready-Made, Rental
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.”
Tags: Custom, Ready-Made, Stages, Projection
It’s not a typo, nor a misspelling. Lumen is a measure of light. ARRT stands for Artists’ Rapid Response Team.
LumenARRT! is a project (projection!) of the Portland, Maine based Artists’ Rapid Response Team in collaboration with the Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) to advocate for artists and further the work of progressive non-profits in the state of Maine. LumenARRT! projects strong, clear, artistic images and messages addressing current issues at outdoor public events in Maine.
With thousands of attendees, hundreds of vendors, and a veritable sea of colorful and engaging exhibitor displays, the floor of a trade show can be an overwhelming place to spend a day. Sometimes it’s nice to simply have a quiet space in the midst of the hub-bub for a short pause or relaxed conversation. For the Boston Society of Architects' ABX 2016 show at the Boston Convention Center, Transformit created just such a space for the attendees.
Tags: Ready-Made, "Love" Collection, Fabric Rooms, Interior Design
Last summer, as the pharmaceutical research firm ICON plc of Dublin, Ireland was nearing completion of their newly renovated Philadelphia office, an unanticipated “condition of approval” from the Board of Health appeared on the construction punch list. The design for the lobby included a Starbuck’s coffee stand and the Board of Health required a canopy to be added over the barista stand.
Tags: "Fascinating Rhythms" Collection, Ready-Made, Interior Design, Hospitality Design
Here is yet another reason to go Ready-Made: Fabric skins with pre-printed environmental graphics, to mount on pieces from our Fascinating Rhythms collection. We call this collection of graphic skins NATURA.
Jewelry exhibit, design: Exhibit Management Corp. (with Riffs/ Poolish)
Tags: "Natura" Graphics Collection, "Fascinating Rhythms" Collection, Ready-Made, Graphics