Hermann is a black forest inspired modular lettering project, that moves form through multiple weights by simply adding or subtracting like elements. The sculpture below creates 8 different weights touring regular, multiple levels of condensed, extended and bold. Functionally the structure operates through dual horizontal and vertical tracking systems that accommodate varying combinations of leaves (much like a dinning room table). It's physical form is inspired by owls, cuckoo clocks and my grandfather Hermann, a man of great strength and vast ability.
Much thanks to the Rebuilding Exchange
for supplying the reclaimed building materials and tools for this project.
This project took place during Firebelly Design
's Camp Firebelly
where we closes the studio's doors to clients and host ten young designers for ten days. They are all given blow-up mattresses, gourmet meals, clients, varying projects and next to no sleep. For this project we teamed the designers up with the Rebuilding Exchange
to build a the next iteration of the 15 person installation for You Are Beautiful
's 10th anniversary exhibit. Thankfully 15 people were needed, so the Firebelly team
got to join in on the build.