Nathan, what are you working on?
“Right now we are working on many large and complex metal structures that house graphics, lenticular panels, and several interactives. These will be permanently displayed in one of Chicago’s largest museums.”
“Each structure has to be identical, because there are so many it challenge to make each one perfectly match. You must have an eye for detail and a lot of patience especially when you are welding big pieces of metal together!”
How long will it take you to complete this?
“We have been working on this project for 6 months,and I would say we have about about two more months left.”
What’s your favorite thing about this project?
“I love finishing the pieces, taking a step back and seeing that all of the structures look like carbon copies of one
another — it is a really a great feeling of accomplishment!”
Anything else you would like to share, maybe a personal project that you’re working on here?
“I have my own shop where I work on the weekends, right now I am building a seven foot walnut dining table for my home. You can check out my past projects at www.crawfordcustoms.com”
A MODERN CLASSIC
A few months ago we were approached by a local entrepreneur that was about to embark on a new
venture. The inventor of Gramovox set out reinvent the gramophon for the 21st century by making
the device wireless with Bluetooth technology that would sync up to a mobile device.
Ravenswood was asked to take part in the prototyping of the Gramovox’s stand fabrication.
“This was a very different kind of project for us, we are used to building huge theatre sets. It was a
nice change of pace to work on something so so small and detailed.” said Lewis miller who was the
project manager on this job.
The Gramovox can be purchased through Kickstarter, be sure to check out the video!
5/3 Bank Ad
Have you heard about Ravenswood Studio on the radio or seen the ad in the newspaper? Recently Fifth Third Bank has featured Michael Shapiro, the president of Ravenswood Studio and Luci Creative in their Curiosity at Work campaign. The campaign was designed to showcase innovative small businesses. We could not be more excited since this is a great way to promote our name and the great work we all do at Ravenswood Studio.
Click here to check out the ad and vote for us on the 5/3 website.
Last Tuesday DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting Aids) hosted the 9th annual Guerrilla truck Show. In just 24 hours Beau Hale and Kevin Dean Taylor renovated the back of a 23 foot moving truck into a “loft” space where they displayed their one-of-a-kind works.
Faux brick pillars and a wooden beam framed the exterior of the truck, drop ceiling panels with can lights, cork flooring and off white walls created a serine “living space.” Beau Hale’s lighting, furniture and accessories created a mid-century modern feel to the space whereas Kevin Dean Taylor’s abstract, multimedia, assemblage paintings brought the walls to life with pops of bright colors. The truck was a great mockup of how with a few simple pieces you can create a wonderful and serine living space.
Great job guys!
Check out pictures from the event!
Final Bottle Display
A Bottle Display Built to Last 20 Years
We just installed this display made up of 624 bottles at the BIG BAR at
the Hyatt Regency Chicago.The Hyatt asked us to create a bottle installation that would last for up to 20 years! For us this posed a slight challenge when designing a display using glass, a very fragile material. Continue reading
Gearing up with Bike’s
Together with our strategy and design partner Luci Creative, we recently worked with our friends at the Museum of Science and Industry on a new permanent exhibit called “The Art of the Bike”!
Singing in the Rain: Rain Machine Test
We designed and fabricated the water system that made it rain on stage at Drury Lane. Over 75 gallons per minute were pumped through the sprinkler heads to make it look like an actual rain storm.