Photo © 2017 CHOI+SHINE
2017 Marina Bay, Singapore
Jin Choi and Thomas Shine
Steel Fabrication :
Assembly Crew in Boston:
Installation Crew in Singapore:
Árni Björn Jónasson, ARA Engineering
iLight Marina Bay
Deidra DePagter Ball
Ashlee Deetz Schleicher
The design development took about two and a half months. It involved developing the pattern of the lace and supporting structure for fabrication.
Most of original lace patterns is from Dilmond’s Needlepoint Made Lace published in 1890 and modified by Jin Choi to use crochet as a method of lace making instead of needlepoint. She then invented the patterns of the urchins to create a desired form, and give each urchin the right amount or openness, texture and density.
The fabrication and assembly of crochet surface and supporting structure took another two and a half months. Crocheting the surface was a very labor intensive work, which involved 50 people all over the world.
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