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Giles Miller and Forbes Massive Visualize a Stunning Cone-Shaped Sculpture

— February 23, 2018 — Art & Design
Famed London-based designer Giles Miller and visualizing studio Forbes Massive work together to create a visual conceptualization of a slate-shingled hideaway design. The project bears the name 'Conduit,' which is derived from the "cone-shaped wooden structure [that is] covered in hundreds of slate shingles, backed with plywood."

Described as "experiment in space definition," the installation explores the relationships between open concepts and secluded hideaways, simultaneously placing the individual somewhere in between. Giles Miller has designed the public artwork to be engaging and interactive, as well. Toward the front of the sculpture, the shingles are fewer and movable, opening up the possibility for individuals to play around with them and opt for a cocooned hideaway or one that permits light into its interior.

Photo Credits: Forbes Massive
Trend Themes
1. Conceptual Public Art - Designers are utilizing public space to create innovative and interactive artworks that engage people in new ways.
2. Hybrid Open-and-enclosed Spaces - The Conduit project explores the concept of providing spaces that are both open and secluded, offering a new way to experience public spaces.
3. Interactive Sculptures - Sculptures like Conduit offer opportunities for people to engage and interact with art in a more tangible way.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Innovative public art projects like this one present new opportunities for architects to incorporate cutting-edge design concepts into their buildings.
2. Public Art - The use of public space for interactive and engaging art is a growing trend that presents new opportunities for artists and designers.
3. Construction - Projects like Conduit require new approaches to building and construction, particularly in terms of materials and design.
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