'Soft Motion' Project
Park 17, 2009
Dallas, TX United States
Artwork Budget: $130,000
Park 17, an office tower with condominiums, provided our studio an opportunity to create a conceptual design representing light in motion. Within the defined and geometric lines of the lobby, is "Soft Motion", an organic sculptural art glass lighting design above the lobby's seating area, creating a space to pause. 134 pendant drops from 18-24" high by 8-10" wide hang on varying stem heights from 18-36".
The client's main request was to design an installation that emphasized handblown features of art glass, being organic versus linear. “Wimberley Glassworks has been a vital creative partner in helping Granite to “brand” our new buildings with one of a kind lobby lighting ensembles which are always the centerpiece of discussion when we open the buildings to the public.” —David R. Cunningham, Granite Properties Director, Development & Construction. A kinetic piece with no moving parts, undulating flattened glass forms create a sense of movement while the viewer walks throughout the installation, thus being entitled "Soft Motion".
Wimberley Glassworks was to create the art glass design and glass forms, with pendant fixtures to be provided by the client. This installation was also designed with a suspension system to withstand ceiling vibration from a parking garage located above the lobby floor, limiting the weight of each piece.
This art glass lighting design meets wattage limitations for LEED qualification and is UL listed as are all Wimberley Glassworks projects. This is a turn-key design to be installed by onsite electricians with a provided light box placement schematic.
Good, Fulton & Farrell Architecture
Tim de Jong