When Astrophysics And Design Collide, The Cosmic Quilt Is All That Remains

When Astrophysics And Design Collide, The Cosmic Quilt Is All That Remains


Likely taking its inspiration from the metaphor that space-time is a gently undulating fabric, the Cosmic Quilt was on display in New York last week, slowly rippling as users passed under its glow.

A collaborative project between design firm The Principals and 20 students from the Art Institute of New York, the quilt was equipped with motors and micro-controllers, with sensors danging below which react to visitors. The piece, which is 2.4 x 4.8 x 3.6m, is comprised of 3000 separate parts. Parts which have combined to create something that is pure beauty.

[Architizer, MocoLoco, ArchDaily]