‘Revitalizing’ a historic neighborhood: Liberty Park Library opens

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 12, 2021 in

This article was originally published in The Spokesman-Review by Adam Shanks. The new Liberty Park Library isn’t just full of books – it is itself a story. It starts with tales of the community center busing kids to the library downtown instead of the library branch next door, where the meetings rooms were too small …

Spokane Public Library Teases New Playspaces at Updated Branches

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Oct 27, 2021 in

When passing a capital bond in 2018, voters indicated their number one priority was improved children’s areas. Not one to take this request lightly, Spokane Public Library engaged Luci Creative and Ravenswood Studio, Inc. to develop, fabricate, and install six whimsical children’s spaces with a consistent theme for the Central, Shadle Park, Liberty Park, Hillyard, …

Spokane Public Library: Imaginative And Whimsical Children’s Playspaces

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Aug 06, 2021 in

This article was originally published in Patch News from a press release by the Spokane Public Library. Six of our new and renovated libraries opening in 2021 and 2022 will include fun and whimsical children’s playspaces designed by Luci Creative. Improved children’s spaces were the number one facility improvement requested by the public when the …

Wildly Successful VAN GOGH FOR ALL Interactive Exhibit Returns August 15

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jul 01, 2021 in

This article was originally published in Broadway World Chicago by Alexa Criscitiello. From Starry Nights to Yellow Houses, the Instagrammable experience returns for a limited time to enchant and inspire at an all-new location on the Mag Mile. Step into the 19th-century genius of Vincent van Gogh’s incredible works this Summer as the exhibit that …

Shadle library renovations close to completion, expected to open this fall

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Jun 16, 2021 in

This article was originally published in KXLY.com by Kaitlin Knapp. Families in the Shadle area will soon be able to enjoy the community’s library again. It has been closed since December 2019. The renovation is one piece of a bigger project. In 2018, voters passed a $77 million bond to build three new libraries and …

Perfecting Playtime: Designing and Building with Kids in Mind

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Mar 11, 2021 in

There are few things as heartwarming as seeing a child gleefully enjoying playtime. It doesn’t matter if it is spontaneous or structured, play is an important part of child development. Whether you’re planning a museum exhibit for children, a family reading nook at a public library, or a playspace in a shopping mall, there is …

Take the Kids: Explore the ‘trails’ at Southpoint’s new indoor play area

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 07, 2019 in

This post was originally featured on WRAL.com by Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor  Just in time for the holiday shopping season, The Streets at Southpoint in Durham opened its new children’s play area this month called The Trails at Southpoint. With an outdoor theme, the space features three play areas, including a winding …

Crab Apple Structure at the Morton Arboretum

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 10, 2018 in

This stylized and sculptural crab apple is sited near a large crab apple orchard in the internationally known Morton Arboretum. Our carpenters created it by laminating 19 layers of CNC cut ½” plywood that was fitted to an elaborately made form that accommodated the entire lamination process from beginning to end. When finished the piece …

Giant Dinosaur Egg

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Mar 07, 2018 in

Perched atop a big shipping crate, in front of the Milwaukee Public Museum, was a very large dinosaur egg created in our studio to announce that a touring dinosaur exhibit was coming. When the exhibit opened, we placed a cracked open egg in front of the museum as if the dinosaur had hatched! This was a …

You Are Beautiful Piece

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Dec 10, 2017 in

“You Are Beautiful” is another Matthew Hoffman art piece. We constructed it out of 24 layers of ½ inch MDF, each one painted a different color. We also fabricated the base for this sculpture with an internal structure that could support the 800 pound piece on just two points. We installed this commissioned art piece …

Bentley Carpets NEOCON Showroom

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 20, 2017 in

We worked with Bentley Carpets, a long time client, to create their 2017 NEOCON showroom. We transformed a bare concrete room into their “Outskirts” themed beer garden bar and rustic carpet sample house – all fabricated out of sandblasted wood.

Over And Over Art Panel

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Nov 05, 2017 in

This is an installation by artist Matthew Hoffman called “Over And Over”. Each one of the artist’s hand-written phrases was unique so we had to determine how break them apart to create six individual panels. We then cut each individual phrase on our CNC router out of one-inch milk white acrylic plastic then seamlessly reconnected them …

Giant Tree

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on Sep 04, 2017 in
We create a lot of trees for our opera and theater work, but this one for Matrex Exhibits was one of the biggest ever.

How Van Gogh’s Bedroom Was Rebuilt as a Living Masterpiece

Posted by Ravenswood Studio on May 09, 2017 in
Ever wanted to live in a masterpiece? A Chicago apartment lets you live in Van Gogh's 'Bedroom.'