A Palace for the Eastern Bluebird - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A Palace for the Eastern Bluebird

SO – IL (Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Gabriella Feuillet, Demetri Lampris), Dalma Földesi, Jung In Seo, Eventscape
Ceramic, 3D-printed clay
20 in. × 20 in. × 55 in.
Osborne Garden

Inspired by the intricate and haphazard way that birds weave their nests, Palace for Eastern Bluebird was constructed from 3D-printed clay, producing textures evocative of woven structures, along with a small nesting cavity. The designers are interested in seeing how birds, especially the eastern bluebird, will interact with the material, and hoping they will be drawn to its earth tones.

  • A woman and a man at a table in an architecture studio

    SO – IL was born in New York in 2008. Informed by global narratives and perspectives, the diverse team of collaborators explore how the creation of environments and objects inspires lasting positive intellectual and societal engagement. Jung In Seo and Dalma Földesi design objects, tools, environments, and processes by carefully translating between the virtual and the physical, exploring interlinked and recursive realities that straddle the two realms. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Eventscape is a global leader in fabrication for design and architectural professionals around the world whose creative vision requires the highest standards.

    Artist website: so-il.org/projects/selected

Photo: Jing Liu & Florian Idenburg


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