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Floating Cloth Constructions

The Do Ho Suh Fabric Residences are Suspend Structures

— October 2, 2012 — Art & Design
The colorful homes in the Do Ho Suh Fabric Residences installation piece are quite surreal. The light-as-air structures are made out of sheer-colored cloth and are suspended from the ceiling, giving them the appearance of floating.

The artist Do Ho Suh recreated some of his previous living accommodations ranging from his Manhattan apartment building to the unit he shared with his family. By using sheer gauzy materials draped over metal rods that give shape and structure to these installations, the artist demonstrates his interpretation of what a home is and the temporary nature of those homes. The result is a delicate and detailed rendition of different types of buildings that have a dream-like quality to them.

Explore your definition of home with the Do Ho Suh Fabric Residences installation artwork.
Trend Themes
1. Floating Structures - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new applications for lightweight, suspended cloth constructions in architectural and interior design.
2. Temporary Homes - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the concept of portable, adaptable living spaces using sheer materials draped over metal rods.
3. Dream-like Installations - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create immersive environments by incorporating surreal, ethereal elements into art and design installations.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate lightweight fabric structures into building designs to create unique and visually stunning architectural works.
2. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the use of suspended cloth constructions as a way to create flexible and customizable interior spaces.
3. Art - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Push the boundaries of traditional art installations by incorporating floating cloth structures to create immersive experiences.
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