InfoShop: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Omaha, Nebraska, 2010A collaboration with FACT
Min | Day with FACT, a student-staffed design lab led by Min | Day, has designed multiple projects for the Bemis Center, an artist-in-residence program and contemporary art gallery. The InfoShop focuses attention on ideas and issues brought up by gallery programs, artists and patrons by providing a social platform for spontaneous meetings, dialog and debate.Designed for flexibility, the InfoShop is anchored by a 24'-long faceted reception desk that transforms into a bar for evening events. The walls are clad with custom, CNC-milled panels derived from a pinwheel aperiodic tiling pattern suggesting precision, complexity and playfulness. Working from Min | Day's design, FACT students developed digital models, prototyped components, programmed fabrication code while working in partnership with inmates at a medium-security state prison. All installation and finishing by FACT.
• 2010 AIA Nebraska Merit Award
• 2010 AIA Central States Region Honor Award